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Breaking Research: Unlocking The Science Behind Obesity Management

Bridging the Gap between Scientific Studies and Public Understanding.

With the state-of-the-art learning management system of Obesity Canada, we’re revolutionizing the traditional way of science translation. “Breaking Research” provides a dynamic platform for researchers to communicate their scientific findings in an impactful and accessible manner. By offering this series, Obesity Canada paves the way for invaluable knowledge mobilization and broadens the scope for research we support.

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Adipose tissue CD28-expressing δ T cells are increased in angiotensin II-induced hypertension in mice and in obese humans

Behavioural and Biological Determinants
Basic Science
Science to Solutions 2024

Ernesto Schiffrin

McGill University

Edmonton Obesity Staging System in pregnancy: a scoping review

Prevention, Treatment, and Rehabilitation
Pregnancy and Maternal Health
Science to Solutions 2024

Jordyn Cox

University of Alberta

Investigating the Discussions and Recommendations on Physical Activity During Pregnancy in a Clinical Setting

Prevention, Treatment, and Rehabilitation
Pregnancy and Maternal Health
Science to Solutions 2024

Oliver Chenette-Stewart

Université de Montréal

Neurovascular control of blood pressure in hormone-naïve transgender men: A protocol

Behavioural and Biological Determinants
Diversity
Science to Solutions 2024

Keila Turino Miranda

McGill University

Cost-effectiveness of Hockey FIT: A gender-sensitized lifestyle intervention powered by sport fandom in men with overweight or obesity

Health Economics and Policy
Prevention of Obesity and Health Promotion Interventions
Science to Solutions 2024

Jacquelyn Marsh

Western University

The association of physical activity, sedentary time, and prediabetes/type 2 diabetes with heart rate variability in Hispanic adults

Behavioural and Biological Determinants
Other Chronic Diseases
Science to Solutions 2024

Rubin Pooni

University of Regina

Gender-specific Factors Associated with Engagement in a Digital Lifestyle Program Designed to Promote Mental Health

Behavioural and Biological Determinants
Health Services and Policy Research
Science to Solutions 2024

Alexandra Schifano

McGill University

Assessing arterial stiffness: Comparison of pulse transit time using second derivative and intersecting tangent met

Behavioural and Biological Determinants
Obesity or Hypertension in Adults and Older Adults
Science to Solutions 2024

Amira Tairi

Université Laval

Beat-to-beat variability of aortic stiffness

Behavioural and Biological Determinants
Obesity or Hypertension in Adults and Older Adults
Science to Solutions 2024

Amira Tairi

Université Laval

Role of Piezo 1 mechanoreceptors in resistance artery stiffness in hypertensive state

Prevention, Treatment, and Rehabilitation
Basic Science
Science to Solutions 2024

Eric Mensah

Memorial University

Role of Screening Preoperative Esophagogastroduodenoscopy in Sleeve Gastrectomy

Prevention, Treatment, and Rehabilitation
Bariatric Surgery
Science to Solutions 2024

Savannah Silva

University of Ottawa, The Ottawa Hospital, Department of Surgery

The Impact of Paraben Exposure on Adiposity in Childhood Through Adolescence: Preliminary Findings

Environmental and Socio-Cultural Determinants
Epidemiology
Science to Solutions 2024

Deanna Chinerman

McGill University

Food parenting practices associated with child eating behaviors and weight status: A systematic review comparing scientific evidence for mothers vs fathers

Environmental and Socio-Cultural Determinants
Childhood and Adolescent Obesity or Hypertension
Science to Solutions 2024

Olivia De-Jongh Gonzalez

University of British Columbia & BC Children's Hospital Research Institute

What are the top 10 Research Questions in Obesity- Survey Development for a Priority Setting Partnership with the James Lind Alliance

Health Economics and Policy
Health Services and Policy Research
Science to Solutions 2024

Emily Burke

Dalhousie University

Effect of Methylfolate, Pyridoxal-5′-phosphate, and Methylcobalamin supplementation on homocysteine and LDL-C levels in patients with MTHFR, MTR, and MTRR polymorphisms

Prevention, Treatment, and Rehabilitation
Prevention of Obesity and Health Promotion Interventions
Science to Solutions 2024

Evgeny Pokushalov

Scientific research laboratory, Triangel Scientific

Evaluating the Impact of Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplementation on Lipid Profiles in Adults with PPARG Polymorphism

Prevention, Treatment, and Rehabilitation
Prevention of Obesity and Health Promotion Interventions
Science to Solutions 2024

Evgeny Pokushalov

Scientific research laboratory, Triangel Scientific

Weight Discrimination and Metabolic Health: Variation by Ethnicity and Sex

Behavioural and Biological Determinants
Weight Bias and Weight-based Discrimination
Science to Solutions 2024

Omar Adil

York University

Efficacy of a virtual medical weight management program in Canada: a data-driven analysis

Prevention, Treatment, and Rehabilitation
Virtual Technology
Science to Solutions 2024

Dr. Megha Poddar

Medical Weight Management Centre of Canada

Individuals embodied experiences of weight regain post bariatric surgery

Prevention, Treatment, and Rehabilitation
Bariatric Surgery
Science to Solutions 2024

Dr. Alana Ireland

St. Mary's University

Weight Bias Among Canadian Pediatric Healthcare Professionals

Environmental and Socio-Cultural Determinants
Childhood and Adolescent Obesity or HypertensionWeight Bias and Weight-based Discrimination
Science to Solutions 2024

Taylor Dennison

University of Saskatchewan

A validity study of RxFood, an image-based mobile application for dietary assessment: nutrients relevant to hypertension

Prevention, Treatment, and Rehabilitation
Virtual Technology
Science to Solutions 2024

Jacqueline Brown

Ontario Tech University

Community Pharmacies as Catalysts for Change: The Role of Pharmacists in Screening and Initiating Early Interventions for Chronic Diseases

Prevention, Treatment, and Rehabilitation
Other Chronic Diseases
Science to Solutions 2024

Aarti Patel, Pharm D RPh

Shoppers Drug Mart

Weight Stigma and the Law in Canada

Health Economics and Policy
Weight Bias and Weight-based Discrimination
Science to Solutions 2024

Sara Nutter, PhD

University of Victoria

Adipose Tissue T Cells and Macrophages Vary Regionally with Sex in Healthy Lean Individuals

Behavioural and Biological Determinants
Basic Science
Science to Solutions 2024

Muhammad Ilyas Nadeem

School of Health, Concordia university

In-the-moment health coaching to prevent or delay Type 2 diabetes – an innovative, virtual Diabetes Prevention Program

Prevention, Treatment, and Rehabilitation
Virtual Technology
Science to Solutions 2024

Catherene Joseph

Alberta Health Services

Economic Burden of Obesity Management: A Retrospective Cohort Study from Ontario, Canada

Health Economics and Policy
Epidemiology
Science to Solutions 2024

Sean Wharton, MD PharmD FRCPC

Wharton Medical Clinic

Ambulatory isolated diastolic hypertension in children with primary and secondary hypertension – a multicentre study

Prevention, Treatment, and Rehabilitation
Childhood and Adolescent Obesity or Hypertension
Science to Solutions 2024

Robert L. Myette

Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Kidney Research Center, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, University of Ottawa

Association Between Preconception Lifestyle and Anthropometric Modifications and Fertility outcomes in Women with Infertility and Obesity

Behavioural and Biological Determinants
Pregnancy and Maternal Health
Science to Solutions 2024

Alexandra Thibodeau

Université de Sherbrooke

Indices of Antilipolytic Insulin Sensitivity Derived from an Oral Glucose Challenge and Their Association with Insulin-Glucose Clamp Indices and Central Adiposity in Women

Prevention, Treatment, and Rehabilitation
Obesity or Hypertension in Adults and Older Adults
Science to Solutions 2024

Christophe Richer dit Laflèche

Université de Sherbrooke

The Association Between Anti-Müllerian Hormone and Cardiometabolic Risk Factors & Disease in Males: A Systematic Review

Behavioural and Biological Determinants
Other Chronic Diseases
Science to Solutions 2024

Nicole Larsen

University of Calgary

Changes in systolic and diastolic blood pressure in children during the COVID-19 pandemic

Behavioural and Biological Determinants
Childhood and Adolescent Obesity or Hypertension
Science to Solutions 2024

Nicolette Christodoulakis

McMaster University

Neighbourhood Environments and changes in Obesity and Lifestyle Behaviours among Children Enrolled in Obesity Management Interventions: A Systematic Review

Environmental and Socio-Cultural Determinants
Childhood and Adolescent Obesity or Hypertension
Science to Solutions 2024

Yujia Tang

Ingram School of Nursing, McGill University

Sex- and Gender-Specific Reporting in Literature Informing Clinical Guidelines for Hypertension Management

Prevention, Treatment, and Rehabilitation
Obesity or Hypertension in Adults and Older Adults
Science to Solutions 2024

Nabilah Gulamhusein

University of Calgary

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Are Home Blood Pressure Devices Sold in Canada Validated? A cross-sectional study

Prevention, Treatment, and Rehabilitation
Clinical Management
Science to Solutions 2024

Johnathan C. Chan

University of Alberta

View publication online

Changes in obesity risk among children and parents during the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada

Environmental and Socio-Cultural Determinants
Epidemiology
Science to Solutions 2024

Yulika Yoshida-Montezuma

McMaster University

Non-traditional measures of obesity across the life course: preliminary results from a systematic review

Prevention, Treatment, and Rehabilitation
Epidemiology
Science to Solutions 2024

Alexandra M. Palumbo

McMaster University

The association between serum testosterone levels and cardiovascular health with gender-affirming testosterone therapy use.

Behavioural and Biological Determinants
Clinical Management
Science to Solutions 2024

Brandon Pattar

Cumming School of Medicine - University of Calgary

First and Second Trimester Anxiety Symptomatology is Associated with Increased Arterial Stiffness in High-risk Pregnancies

Prevention, Treatment, and Rehabilitation
Pregnancy and Maternal Health
Science to Solutions 2024

Mekayla Forrest

McGill University

Digital solutions to reduce diabetes risk: Challenges and Potential Gender-Sensitive Solutions

Prevention, Treatment, and Rehabilitation
Virtual Technology
Science to Solutions 2024

Gunel Valikhanova, MSc

McGill University

Depressive symptoms trajectories and 5-year weight loss outcomes following bariatric surgery

Prevention, Treatment, and Rehabilitation
Bariatric Surgery
Science to Solutions 2024

Marilou Cote, PhD

Concordia University

Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) technologies and weight management; what is the clinical evidence?

Prevention, Treatment, and Rehabilitation
Clinical Management
Science to Solutions 2024

Dr. Pendar Farahani

Community-based endocrinology consultant -Milton Ontario

The effect of pharmacist-initiated home blood pressure monitoring on blood pressure control in women: Study protocol for the RxHomeBP Protocol

Prevention, Treatment, and Rehabilitation