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(Sept. 10, 2020) "COVID & More" with Guest Dr. Yoni Freedhoff

10 Sep 2020

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Let's Tax Sugary Drinks to Discourage Consumption

26 Jul 2019

This article was first published in The Montreal Gazette....

Can you be obese but still be healthy?

8 Feb 2019

In medical speak we talk, not about being fat, but about overweight or obese. We define being overweight as having a Body Mass Index (BMI) over 25, and obesity as having a BMI over 30. Obesity is...

Do household cleaners trigger child obesity?

20 Sep 2018

You may have seen the headlines from a new study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. The study suggested that household cleaners could be contributing to obesity by disrupting...

Why Breakfast is a Must

23 May 2017

Many obese people are not hungry when they awaken (in part because many of them had a big snack or meal just before going to bed), so their body’s degree of energy burning is not revved up before...

Stoned on Food

20 Mar 2017

The effort to eliminate trans fats from our diet may have more benefits than expected. There is near unanimous agreement that trans fats increase the risk of heart disease but eliminating them may...

Antibiotics Linked to Childhood Obesity

20 Mar 2017

A newly published study in JAMA Pediatrics indicates that children who had had four or more courses of antibiotics by age two were at a 10% higher risk of being obese by age five.  Researchers from...

The African Mango: Can Its Seeds Really Help You Lose Weight?

20 Mar 2017

Obesity is one of North America’s greatest nutritional challenges and it is now creeping into the developing world as well, thanks to the export of our dietary habits. But maybe we can import a...

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