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Canadian Obesity Network Award Winner Jean-Philippe Chaput

The below interview is with Dr Jean-Philippe Chaput, who last night received the New Investigator Award at the National Obesity Summit in Montréal, Québec (as with the videos I posted earlier today, this one was produced by Dr Paul Boisvert). … Continue reading »

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Time to combine physical activity, sedentary behaviour and sleep guidelines into one holistic guideline?

Sitting is bad for you.  Exercise is good for you.  Sleep is too. At present, we have 3 separate guidelines targeting these 3 separate behaviours.  However, when combined these behaviours make up the full 24 hour period, so it seems … Continue reading »

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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 … Continue reading »

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

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 in the Journal … Continue reading »

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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 … Continue reading »

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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 … Continue reading »

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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 we asked … Continue reading »

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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 … Continue reading »

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Do short sleepers drink more?

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 … Continue reading »

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Does thinking hard impact your heart?

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 can find … Continue reading »

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