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Epigenetics to understand and prevent childhood obesity (Luigi Bouchard Research Team – University of Sherbrooke/Chicoutimi)

June 21st, 2018

Obesity affects 1 in 5 children in Canada who are at high risk of becoming obese until adulthood. The fetus is exposed to various factors during pregnancy, such as an excess of sugar caused by maternal diabetes, which play an important role in the development of childhood obesity. The biological mechanisms involved are however still […]

“Your diet is your best medicine.” Dr.Jekyll and Mr.Hyde: the duality of lipids. (Catherine Mounier research team – UQAM)

June 13th, 2018

Catherine Mounier’s team at UQAM is interested in the impact of lipids on health. Lipids are the molecules that make up the fat in our diet. They are capable of the best and the worst. In some situations they seem to aggravate obesity, cirrhosis of the liver, cancer and some neurodegenerative diseases (such as Alzheimer’s […]

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The Research Network on cardiometabolic health, diabetes and obesity aims to develop research excellence in these areas, to transmit knowledge and to develop the knowledge to promote the quality of life of Quebecers and Quebecers.