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As many of you probably know, when I am not working in the lab or posting here at Obesity Panacea I am also a content editor at ResearchBlogging.org. Each weekday a different Research Blogging editor selects their favourite posts from the past week in their area of expertise, and you can find my favourite posts…

Way too much, according to a recent study by Johnson and colleagues, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine. Personally, I love salty foods. While I have never been too fond of sweet things (chocolate, candy, etc.), just a few years ago I could have easily gone through a bag of chips or pretzels in…

Heading to ICPAPH!

This week I will be heading to the International Congress on Physical Activity and Public Health in Toronto, Ontario.  It should be a terrific conference – the program includes presentations by friends of Obesity Panacea including Drs Jen Kuk and Meghann Lloyd, not to mention other internationally renowned physical activity researchers like Steve Blair, Peter…

While I have covered the literature on the “health protective” effect of lower body adiposity and have previously discussed my original paper investigating the effect of losing lower body fat on metabolic health, along with Dr. Jennifer Kuk, I just published a letter to the editor at the International Journal of Obesity discussing some of…

While we regularly post lengthy discussions on Obesity Panacea, there are many research updates, news stories, videos, etc. in the field of obesity, physical activity and nutrition that we come across on a daily basis that never grace the pages of the blog. Most of these mini-stories we share with our followers on Twitter, and…

A Farewell to Graduate School

After just under 4 years, my PhD has finally come to an end. The congratulatory emails, phone calls, blog comments, FB and Twitter messages have been rolling in steadily – I thank you all for the kind words, and will try my best to respond to everyone personally in due time. As Travis briefly explained…

Just a quick note to let everyone know that Peter (aka Dr Janiszewski) successfully defended his doctoral thesis this morning!  As usual the presentation was excellent, and the reviewers all seemed quite impressed with the work in general.  With any luck he will have some time to share his thoughts later this week.  And in case anyone was wondering,…

From the Obesity Panacea Archives: The following post first appeared on January 11, 2010. In the past year or so I’ve seen lots of online discussion about the nutritional value of juice, and the role that it may play in obesity and weight management.  Although there are a lot of good nutritional arguments against juice…

While we regularly post lengthy discussions on Obesity Panacea, there are many research updates, news stories, videos, etc. in the field of obesity, physical activity and nutrition that we come across on a daily basis that never grace the pages of the blog. Most of these mini-stories we share with our followers on Twitter, and…

Image by thelastminute. You read that correctly – last week the RCMP was called in to break up a game of road hockey in Enfield, a suburb of Halifax, Nova Scotia.  From the Halifax Chronicle Herald [emphasis mine]: Ryan Jefferies and his buddies enjoyed playing road hockey almost every free minute in front of Ryan’s…