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Doctor urges vaccination priority for people with obesity

Recognizing that people with obesity are at greater risk of severe complications from COVID-19 infection, several Canadian provinces have prioritized them for vaccination. But a Canadian doctor worries that stigma and fat-shaming may prevent some people from getting the vaccine. »

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Obesity and addictive behaviour?

Are obese people addicted to food? It’s an often proposed idea and something researchers in Montreal investigated Dr Alain Dagher (MD. FRCP) supervised the research team. He is a professor in the department of neurology at the Montreal Neurological Institute »

Terry Haig, Lynn Desjardins, Marc Montgomery

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Your hosts Lynn, Terry, Marc  (video of show at bottom) Canada’s election and political opinion polls: Can they influence voters? In any major election, there are almost always dozens of opinion polls taken, and often on a daily basis. They »

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Bias, discrimination prevent people getting obesity care: study

Science shows that obesity is a chronic disease like diabetes or cancer, yet people living with it are being told “they did this to themselves, and that they don’t deserve to be supported,” says Dr. Arya Sharma, the scientific director »

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Pass law banning harmful food ads to children, urges non-profit

The Heart & Stroke Foundation is urging the government to pass its proposed law which would ban the advertising of foods high in fat, salt and sugar to children. The consumption of these foods is links with chronic diseases and »

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Health, not size should inform treatment for obese children: study

Doctors usually determine the severity of a child’s problem with obesity using the body mass index (BMI), which measures weight compared to height. But a new study suggests it is more important to look at their overall health rather than »

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Household disinfectants and childhood obesity

New study shows a possible link The commercials say over and over, protect your family from bacteria and use our disinfectants and eliminate all those nasty bacteria. Parents of course want to protect their children from all harm or danger, »

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Obesity: it’s in the mind and in brain anatomy (genes)

Uku Vainik (PhD) is a researcher at McGill University’s Montreal Neurological Institute, and at the Institute of Psychology, University of Tartu, Estonia. The typical thinking is that obesity is the result of overeating. The new study goes deeper into the »


Obesity: not automatically a health risk

A new study looked at health risks for people who fit the statistical classification as being obese. What it found is that if there are no other health concerns evident, the risk of death was not higher for obese people »

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Unhealthy food consumption increases dramatically in Canada: study

Almost half the foods Canadians eat are highly processed products that are poor in nutrition and increase health risks, according to new research commissioned by Heart & Stroke Canada. Even worse, children between the ages of nine and 13 are »