It’s my great pleasure to share news that Maryam Kebbe (PhD
Candidate, Dept of Pediatrics, UAlberta) successfully defended her thesis this afternoon! Continue reading
Several recent studies have showed a leveling off or reduction in the prevalence of overweight and obesity in children. Continue reading
With the increasing number of researchers and journals focused on obesity over recent years, it’s challenging to keep up-to-date with this literature. Continue reading
The most common question I get asked is: “How successful is your weight management program?” My answer is always the same: “It depends…”
A few choice words are used often to describe obesity and the trends observed over the past few decades. Continue reading
Over the past few weeks, Weight Watchers received a lot of attention in the media (see HERE, HERE and HERE) after they announced their to-be-released program for teens, which will be available free-of-charge for a period of time.
Last week, we held our 2nd AGM in Toronto for our CIHR Team Grant in Bariatric Care – Team ABC3. It was a great opportunity to share progress on our research, provide a venue for our junior team members to present their research, network with colleagues from across the country, and learn about the complementary research led by Dr. Suzanne Tough (UCalgary) from our Scientific Advisory Board. Continue reading
October 11th is World Obesity Day. To mark the day, the World Health Organization published a new report on global estimates of childhood obesity. Continue reading
Almost two years ago, I received an email out-of-the-blue asking if we had room in our research group for a visiting scientist from Norway.
Many of you have likely already seen the most up-to-date clinical practice guidelines for assessing, preventing and managing pediatric obesity that were published recently by The Endocrine Society.