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L'épidémie d'obésité: un échec de la médecine?

Depuis 30 ans, les approches médicales et diététiques ont montré leurs limites. ... "Derrière chaque obèse, il y a un individu, et cet individu ne peut être dissocié de l'écosystème dans leque il se trouve.", ajoute Laurette Dubé, professeure à la faculté de Management Desautels et présidente et présidente fondatrice et directrice scientifique du Centre de la convergence en santé et économie de l'Université McGill.

Published on : 05 Dec 2014

Why efforts against obesity aren’t working

Obesity rates continue to skyrocket around the world. The Lancet medical journal recently reported that the number of overweight and obese people doubled over the past 30 years, reaching 2.1 billion worldwide in 2013, despite public health campaigns and other measures that promote healthy eating and exercise.

Published on : 04 Jun 2014

Christine Lagarde, Joe Oliver, Christian Noyer, Lawrence H. Summers, Jean-Claude Trichet, Philippe Couillard and Several other Political and Economic Leaders to Open the 20th Conference of Montreal

Organized by the International Economic Forum of the Americas, the 20th edition of the Conference of Montreal will begin on June 9, 2014, under the theme of “Economy, Governance and Pension“.

Published on : 04 Jun 2014

Silver Bullet solutions are not the answer to tackling obesity

Isolated attempts to curb the growing obesity pandemic are doomed to fail to reach their potential, according to recent research from the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University.

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Published on : 08 Apr 2014

"Policy Insights from the Nutritional Food Market Transformation Model: the Case of Obesity Prevention," Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences

Authors: Struben, Jeroen; Chan, Derek; Dube, Laurette Publication: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences Abstract: 

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Published on : 21 Mar 2014

"Beyond the "i" in the Obesity Epidemic: A Review of Social Relational and Network Interventions on Obesity," Journal of Obesity

Authors: Leroux, Janette S.; Moore, Spencer D.; Dubé, Laurette Publication: Journal of Obesity, 2013 Abstract:

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Published on : 27 Sep 2013

Why do anti-hunger and anti-obesity initiatives always fall short?

To view the article, please click here.

Published on : 24 Sep 2013

“Feedback dynamic between emotional reinforcement and healthy eating: An application of the reciprocal Markov model,” Lecture Notes in Computer Science

Authors: Ip, Edward; Zhang, Qiang; Lu, Ji; Mabry, Patricia L.; Dubé, Laurette Publication: Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), 2013 Abstract:

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Published on : 20 Mar 2013

Neurobehavioural correlates of body mass index and eating behaviours in adults: A systematic review

Authors: Vainik, Uku; Dagher, Alain A.; Dubé, Laurette; Fellows, Lesley K. Abstract:

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Published on : 01 Mar 2013

Professor Laurette Dubé receives Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal

Professor Laurette Dubé has been awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in February 2013 for her dedication to her peers, her community, and to Canada. This commemorative medal was created to mark the 2012 celebrations of the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's accession to the Throne as Queen of Canada. The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal is a tangible way for Canada to honour Her Majesty for her service to this country. At the same time, it serves to honour significant contributions and achievements by Canadians.

Published on : 12 Feb 2013

Dubé to World Health Summit: More collaboration needed to tackle non-communicable diseases

Addressing the World Health Summit in Berlin in October, Professor Laurette Dubé warned that the current dominant approach to combating an exploding global epidemic of diabetes and heart disease is too narrowly focused to succeed.

Published on : 27 Nov 2012

A model of food reward learning with dynamic reward exposure

Authors: Hammond, Ross A.; Ornstein, Joseph T.; Fellows, Lesley K.; Dubé, Laurette; Levitan, Robert N.; Dagher, Alain Abstract:

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Published on : 18 Oct 2012