On May 29, 2015 Dr. Zach Ferraro delivered grand rounds at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto. His presentation was titled “Are Health Canada’s pregnancy weight gain guidelines too liberal for patients with obesity?”. Currently, Health Canada’s guidelines for women with obesity are 5-9 kg at term. However, recent evidence suggests that these are in fact too liberal and that with advance stages of pre-pregnancy obesity (BMI>40) modest weight gain (0-5 kg) and at times pregnancy weight loss do not increase the risk of adverse maternal-fetal outcomes. It was a stimulating and well-attended presentation to a group of medical residents and staff physicians.
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March 13, 2017
Drs. Ferraro and Adamo and “Newly Crowned” PhD Candidate Allana Leblanc Highlight Child Obesity Prevention Strategies to Community Health Workers
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The Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group (HALO) was established in 2007 in response to the escalating obesity crisis and the increasing complexity of related co-morbidities. Today the HALO team consists of 17 staff (including 5 researchers), a childhood obesity clinical team (Centre for Healthy Active Living), 16 graduate students, trainees, undergraduate students, and many community volunteers. Since its inception in 2007, HALO has received over $14.5 million in research funding; produced more than 600 peer-reviewed publications; has given more than 1050 scholarly presentations locally, nationally and internationally; and secured more than 1.5 billion media impressions!