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Cafe Scientifique: Big Food Companies: Friend or Foe in the Fight Against Obesity and Chronic Disease?

The Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology and Faculty of Science invite you to attend the second of five Café Scientifique events featuring discussions on health-related topics. Café Scientifique is a concept used around the world to describe an informal … Continue reading

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How do you challenge students to solve complex problems?

How do you help a class of undergraduate students learn that obesity is a complex problem that cannot be solved with the simple message of “eat less, move more”? Previously I blogged about a class experiment I used to illustrate … Continue reading

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Self-Monitoring in Weight Loss: a Complex Systems Perspective

Does tracking your food intake and your exercise habits help you lose and maintain weight? A recent paper by Burke et al, published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, reviews the collective research to date on the benefits … Continue reading

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