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5AS Team Training Workshop: Learn how to help your patients living with obesity. Edmonton, June 15, 2019

2019-05-13T18:08:41+00:00 May 13th, 2019|Categories: OC Events|Tags: , |

Our challenge Over 14 million Canadians live with obesity, a major driver for chronic diseases. Managing obesity is hampered by misinformation about its complexity and chronicity, which results in unrealistic expectations by healthcare providers and patients. The workshop The 5As Team Training [...]

Obesity Canada – Calgary 3rd Annual Research Showcase: August 16, 2019

2019-08-13T13:31:35+00:00 May 13th, 2019|Categories: Local Chapters|Tags: , |

Obesity Canada’s Calgary Chapter hosts an annual Research Showcase to highlight innovative local research about obesity. This year’s Showcase will have a special focus on recent obesity-related policy changes. After a multiyear collaborative process, the Government of Canada has unveiled the [...]

Mental Health Disorders and Excess Weight – A Proverbial Chicken and Egg Problem

2019-05-13T13:14:23+00:00 May 13th, 2019|Categories: SNP|Tags: |

Today’s post comes from Rebecca Christensen. Rebecca is a PhD Student in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Epidemiology program at the University of Toronto. She is also one of the current Chapter Representative on the OC-SNP National Executive. Weight [...]

Does A New Canadian Study on Cancer Inadvertently Make a Strong Case For Treating Obesity?

2019-05-13T10:27:27+00:00 May 13th, 2019|Categories: OC News|Tags: |

Does A New Canadian Study on Cancer Inadvertently Make a Strong Case For Treating Obesity? A post from Dr. Arya Sharma Last week, a series of papers by a pan-Canadian team of cancer researchers, published in Preventive Medicine, looks at the current [...]

Obesity Canada Summer Student Position; Social Media Coordinator

2019-04-16T14:01:40+00:00 April 16th, 2019|Categories: OC News|Tags: |

Position Summary Under the direction of Obesity Canada’s Communication Director, this position is responsible for creating engaging content for the network’s social media presence, including keeping social media channels update and brand-focused.  The incumbent must have exceptional computer skills with a [...]

Obesity Canada Summer Student Position; Coordinator; University of Alberta

2019-04-16T13:57:56+00:00 April 16th, 2019|Categories: OC News|Tags: |

Obesity Canada is Canada’s leading obesity charity, made up of healthcare professionals, researchers, policy makers and people with an interest in obesity. The mission of Obesity Canada is to improve the lives of Canadians affected by obesity through the advancement of [...]

APPLY NOW! Graduate Student Position with the University of Alberta

2019-04-16T10:20:35+00:00 April 16th, 2019|Categories: Obesity in the News|Tags: , |

Project Title: The gut microbiome in children with PWS: a fiber intervention Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) is the most common syndromic form of childhood obesity. Aim: determine if a fiber intervention in children with PWS has significant effect on degree of hyperphagia [...]

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