A team of Montreal researchers has devised a new set of criteria to better diagnose a disease that affects the elderly, sarcopenia, which causes loss of muscle mass.

The improved criteria raise hopes that physicians will be able to detect the disease in people earlier, and therefore, to recommend certain types of exercise and nutrition to stem the loss of muscle mass, say scientists at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre.

Classified as: elderly, muscle mass, aging
Published on: 6 Sep 2019

Stéphanie Chevalier, professeure associée à l'École de nutrition humaine de l'Université McGill, souligne elle aussi que le grilled cheese présente des risques particuliers parce qu'il est collant. Il le sera d'autant s'il est servi froid, par exemple à cause d'un délai pour le découper en morceaux, a-t-elle dit.

Classified as: grill cheese
Published on: 5 Aug 2019

Anne-Sophie Brazeau (SHN) is one of the Principal Investigators on the BETTER project. The team believes that it is essential to accurately define hypoglycemia, to understand the patient experience with therapy and treatment options, and to facilitate patient education.

Plein Soleil, Diabète Québec

Classified as: Type 1 diabetes Therapies, technologies, hypoglycemia
Published on: 13 Mar 2019

Stéphanie Chevalier et Nancy Presse, Diététistes-Nutritionnistes, et quatre autres signataires

Nous saluons la parution du nouveau Guide alimentaire canadien pour son virage résolument moderne et son approche davantage axée sur la qualité et les comportements alimentaires sains.

Nous sommes cependant préoccupées par certaines recommandations aux aînés et ce faisant, ajoutons notre voix à celle de Louise Lambert-Lagacé qui s’est exprimée récemment dans vos pages.

Classified as: nutrition, aînés, guide alimentaire
Published on: 15 Feb 2019

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 in all its forms, including undernutrition and obesity, is by far the biggest cause of ill-health and premature death globally. Excess body weight affects 2 billion people worldwide, 2 billion people suffer from micronutrient deficiency, and both are expected to be made significantly worse by climate change.

Classified as: obesity, undernutrition, climate change, food, Sustainability
Published on: 11 Feb 2019

Dietetics and Nutrition students Jamie Lee and Isabelle Lam pitched their startup snack business on the popular CBC television show Dragons' Den.

Seeking – and securing – an investment in their fledgling startup from six high-powered entrepreneurs on the popular CBC TV show Dragons’ Den was the last thing that Jamie Lee and Isabelle Lam could have imagined less than a year earlier, when they came up with their business idea: a nutritious chocolate-based snack.

Classified as: entrepreneurship, Macdonald Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program
Published on: 11 Jan 2019

Jamie Lee and Isabelle Lam are two newly graduated Dietetics students from McGill University and the proud co-founders of reMIXed.

Classified as: reMIXed, entrepreneurship
Published on: 17 Dec 2018

Every night, some 800 million people – one in nine people on earth – go to bed hungry. And projections suggest that unless creative solutions are found, the world will need to increase food production by an additional 50% in the next 30 years, when the planet’s population is expected to exceed 9 billion.

Classified as: global food security
Published on: 11 Oct 2018

Les universités canadiennes accueillent encore bien peu d'étudiants autochtones, encore moins dans le domaine de la santé.

Classified as: Mentoring, Indigenous Peoples
Published on: 27 Aug 2018

Based in Kahnawake, Quebec Indigenous Mentorship Network seeks to support and encourage Indigenous students. (...) "We do need more representation in all health-related fields. There's a growing number, but we're all very stretched with demands," said Treena Delormier, an associate professor in the School of Human Nutrition at McGill University.

Classified as: Indigenous Peoples, mentorship, health
Published on: 20 Aug 2018

It’s one more feather in the cap for Keenoa co-founders, Registered Dietitian and PhD candidate ANNE-JULIE TESSIER, BSc(NutrSc)’16 (right), ANTONY GARANT, and business partner ANGEL ONG, RD, BSc(NutrSc)’09, MSc’11, PhD Candidate in the School of Human Nutrition. Not only was Keenoa a finalist in McGill’s 2017 Dobson Cup (Innovation Track) Competition, but Anne-Julie won the “Sight and Life Elevator Pitch” competition at the recent American Society of Nutrition conference.

Classified as: Keenoa
Published on: 20 Aug 2018

McGill’s Sustainability experts [including Elena Bennett and Nil Basu] are involved in examining the effects of everything from locust swarms to urban heat islands to mountains of toxic e-waste.  The new McGill Sustainability Systems Initiative hopes to play a crucial role in those efforts. #McGillNewsMag

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Classified as: Sustainability
Published on: 13 Aug 2018

Kudos to Anne-Julie Tessier, RD, PhD candidate in the School of Human Nutrition, who won the Elevator Pitch Contest organized by the Sight and Life Foundation at the last American Society of Nutrition’s annual conference – Nutrition 2018 – in Boston on June 10, 2018. 

Classified as: Keenoa, nutrition
Published on: 15 Jun 2018

Kudos to Anne-Julie Tessier, RD, PhD candidate in the School of Human Nutrition, who won the Elevator Pitch Contest organized by the Sight and Life Foundation at the last American Society of Nutrition’s annual conference – Nutrition 2018 – in Boston on June 10, 2018. 

Classified as: Keenoa, nutrition
Published on: 15 Jun 2018

The BETTER study (BEhaviors, Therapies, TEchnologies and hypoglycemic Risk in Type 1 diabetes), co-led by Professor Anne-Sophie Brazeau, RD, PhD (McGill University School of Human Nutrition) and Dr Rémi Rabasa-Lhoret (Institut de Recherches Clinique de Montréal), is a 4-year project co-funded by CIHR, through the strategies for patient-oriented research (SPOR), and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (total funding $3,000,000).

Classified as: diabetes, clinical research
Published on: 1 Jun 2018

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