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Thesis Recap and Thank-You’s

For anyone tired of hearing about my thesis – let me start by saying that this will be the last post on the topic for the foreseeable future.  My thesis was officially accepted on Monday, which means that one big …

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Reduced All-Cause Mortality in Overweight Adults: Should we be Surprised?

Scale-A-Week Project

Today’s post comes courtesy of my friend and frequent collaborator Dr Jean-Philippe Chaput.  It is a Letter to the Editor that was written by Dr Chaput along with Angelo Tremblay and Eric Doucet in response to a recent paper

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Sedentary behaviour associated with 6-year increase in waist circumference (but not much else) in the Quebec Family Study

As regular readers of Obesity Panacea will know, my current research focuses on the health impact of sedentary behaviour (e.g. sitting).  In the past 5-10 years there has been a growing body of evidence that suggests that the more you …

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Freshman 15 – Fact or Fiction?

Earlier this year the University of Ottawa Chapter of the Canadian Obesity Network Student and New Professionals (CON SNP) Organization hosted an event for undergraduate students titled “Freshman 15 – Fact or Fiction?”.  The event had a great turnout, and …

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Freshman 15: Fact or Fiction?

Each year the Canadian Obesity Network Student and New Professional organization at the University of Ottawa hosts a free public event related to obesity.  Two years ago it was a debate titled “Forks vs Feet“, while last year …

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Swap sitting for sleep to improve your health? (#ICPAPH12 / #beactive2012)

Yesterday I had the privilege of presenting during the same session as Dr Matthew Buman at the International Congress on Physical Activity and Public Health.  Dr Buman’s work focuses on the relationship between physical activity, sedentary behaviour, sleep and health, and his …

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Do short sleepers drink more?

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Today’s post comes courtesy of my uOttawa colleague Jessica McNeil, who recently co-authored a paper that has generated a lot of interest on the relationship between sleep and alcohol.  You can find out more about Jess at the bottom of

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Does thinking hard impact your heart?

Thinking

Travis’ Note: Today’s post comes from Dr Patrice Brassard, and and has been adapted from a recent paper from his research team titled Mental Work Stimulates Cardiovascular Responses through a Reduction in Cardiac Parasympathetic Modulation in Men and Women.  You

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Sedentary behaviour – one definition to rule them all

Exciting news – this week the Sedentary Behaviour Research Network published an updated definition of the terms “sedentary” and “sedentary behaviour” in French and English in the journals Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism and Movement & Sport Sciences – Science

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Is Fat Gain a Problem or Solution?

Question mark signEarlier this year Dr Jean-Philippe Chaput and I published an editorial in the journal Bioenergetics: Open Access examining whether weight gain should be seen as a physiological problem or as merely a logical adaptation to our current environments.

JP is …

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