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Interview with Nathalie Haddad

Fri, 2017-03-24 11:29

Nathalie Haddad, MSc(A) '02 (Human Nutrition), was a pioneer in the UAE healthy meal delivery market when she founded her company, Right Bite, in 2004. Since then, the nutritional consultation and meal delivery service has helped its clients lose [...] 250,000 kg excess weight, she tells Caterer Middle East. And these are just the people who subscribe to Right Bite’s customized meal plan packages — this figure doesn’t take into account the customers who use the delivery arm of the company, Right Bite Express.

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Health Sciences academic info 2016-17

Thu, 2016-06-02 14:44

Undergraduate/professional academic information for the McGill Health Sciences is now available for the 2016–17 academic year!

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McGill Institute for Global Food Security Conference "Current and Future Challenges for Sustainable Food Security"

Tue, 2015-10-27 18:30 - 20:00
Price: $10

"Current and Future Challenges for Sustainable Food Security"

Kanayo F. Nwanze, President, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

New Residence Hall - McGill University,
3625 Avenue du Parc

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New Health Sciences Undergrad/Professional eCalendar online

Thu, 2015-05-21 11:47

Health Sciences program, course, and university information has been successfully launched as part of the eCalendar!

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Popular antioxidant likely ineffective, study finds

Research with mice undercuts widely held belief that ubiquinone protects cells against damage from free radicals
Fri, 2015-03-06 09:56

The popular dietary supplement ubiquinone, also known as Coenzyme Q10, is widely believed to function as an antioxidant, protecting cells against damage from free radicals. But a new study by scientists at McGill University finds that ubiquinone is not a crucial antioxidant -- and that consuming it is unlikely to provide any benefit.

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Current nutrition labeling is hard to digest

Study compares four types of nutrition labels, the least effective being the one currently required in Canada and the US.
Tue, 2015-01-20 10:45

Current government-mandated nutrition labeling is ineffective in improving nutrition, but there is a better system available, according to a study by McGill University researchers published in the December issue of the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences.

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Organization: Professor of Psychology and Computer Science at McGill
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Controlling obesity with potato extract

Extract of Irish potatoes, rich in polyphenols, reduces weight gain to a surprising extent
Tue, 2014-12-09 09:53

Take a look in your pantry: the miracle ingredient for fighting obesity may already be there. A simple potato extract may limit weight gain from a diet that is high in fat and refined carbohydrates, according to scientists at McGill University.

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Experts: Report from the Auditor General of Canada

Mon, 2014-11-24 08:55

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Biodiverse agriculture as part of a food-secure future

Policy makers should value environmental, health benefits of small-scale local farming, researcher argues .
Sat, 2014-02-15 16:28

Is biodiverse agriculture an anachronism?  Or is it a vital part of a food-secure future?

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