obesity

How much do obesity and addictions overlap?

Published: 30Oct2019

Food can trigger overconsumption similar to alcohol and drugs, but it is not the whole story...

Four Burning Questions for Professor Emerita Harriet V.Kuhnlein, Commissioner, Lancet Report on Obesity

Published: 11Feb2019

The Lancet commission on Obesity published a report today on the joint pandemics of obesity, undernutrition, and climate change. In the report, the commissioners point to the fact that malnutrition...

Gut hormone increases response to food

Published: 12Dec2018

Ghrelin promotes conditioning to food-related odours...

The link between obesity, the brain, and genetics

Published: 28Aug2018

When it comes to weight gain, the problem may be mostly in our heads, and our genes...

Controlling obesity with potato extract

Published: 9Dec2014

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...

McGill researchers link mutation to psychiatric disease

Published: 10Oct2012

McGill researchers have identified a small region in the genome that conclusively plays a role in the development of psychiatric disease and obesity. The key lies in the genomic deletion of brain...

Current nutrition labeling is hard to digest

Published: 20Jan2015

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...

Dr. Carl Ernst's research featured in the Montreal Gazette

Published: 11Oct2012

Rare genetic mutation linked to psychiatric illnesses, obesity ...

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