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What is next in the evolution of GLP-1-based therapies for diabetes and obesity?

15 Dec 2023

The first glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1)-based therapeutic was approved by Health Canada in 2011 for the treatment of hyperglycemia in patients with Type 2 diabetes. Little was it suspected at...

Is Tightening the Belt Around the Corner for People Struggling with Weight? Here Come Orfoglipron and Retatrutide!

29 Jun 2023

They sound like names of creatures that Harry Potter could have encountered in the Forbidden Forest. But no, these are the names of two new drugs that may force the current golden boy of the weight...

Berberine. Don’t swallow the hype. Or the pill.

22 Jun 2023

Are you kidding me? “Nature’s Ozempic"? Really? That message is spreading like wildfire on TikTok about berberine, a compound found in plants such as barberry, golden seal and meadow rue that have...

The Skinny on Weight Loss Drugs

5 May 2022

This article was originally posted in the Montreal Gazette.

Apples- Getting to the Core

16 Jun 2021

I’m fond of apples. Maybe it has to do with some youthful memories of an upset tummy being soothed with a grated apple sprinkled with lemon juice. Or perhaps biting into one rekindles thoughts of...

Rutabagas and Weight Loss

23 Apr 2021

I’ve judged a lot of science fairs in my life. I’ve seen innumerable baking soda volcanoes, vitamin C analyses and models of the solar system. Usually, the judges’ task is over once the winners are...

Will intermittent fasting melt pandemic pounds?

28 Oct 2020

This article was first published in The Montreal Gazette.

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