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Do Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Cause Adverse Health Outcomes in Adults?
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Posted in Publications on 30 September 2014
Stats: 61 views and No Comments Dr. Mark Tremblay is co-author on a paper, “Do sugar-sweetened beverages cause adverse health outcomes in adults? A systematic review protocol,” that was recently published in Systematic Reviews. Citation details and a summary of the paper are below. Hamel C, Stevens A, Singh K, Ansari MT, Myers E, Ziegler P,… [read more]
“Stop Being a Yo-Yo”
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Posted in Events, Featured Posts on 29 September 2014
Stats: 218 views and No Comments Canada’s obesity guru, Dr. Arya Sharma is coming to Ottawa to present his ‘yo-yo’ show – a light-hearted look at the ups and downs of weight management.  Tickets are available at www.drsharma.ca/events or at the door for $12/ticket (cash only). Doors open at 6:30, and the event starts at 7:00. … [read more]
Research Study Analyzes Best Types of Exercise for Obese Youth
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Posted in Publications on 22 September 2014
Stats: 255 views and No Comments OTTAWA, September 22, 2014 – What exercise program can best fight the “epidemic” of teen obesity? According to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Pediatrics, it’s a combination of aerobic exercise and resistance training. The Healthy Eating Aerobic and Resistance Training in Youth (HEARTY)… [read more]
HALOite Audrey Prayal-Brown Sets 2 New Records at Lifesaving World Championships in France
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Posted in Featured Posts on 22 September 2014
Stats: 135 views and No Comments Congratulations to HALO Research Assistant Audrey Prayal-Brown on setting two new records at Rescue 2014: Lifesaving World Championships in Montpellier, France. From the Lifesaving Society Canada Sport Commission website: There were three new Canadian records on the second and final day of national open team competition at the Antigone Pool… [read more]
Mark Tremblay Gives Talks in Africa
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Posted in Presentations on 19 September 2014
Stats: 136 views and No Comments Professor Mark Tremblay delivered the following invited presentations in Africa the week of September 15-19th: A comparison of childhood physical activity across 15 countries. Invited presentation at the JOINDAF Conference (Maputo, Mozambique), September, 2014. Active Healthy Kids Kenya and the KIDS-CAN Alliance: What Africa can teach the world. Invited presentation… [read more]
Maternal–Fetal Nutrient Transport in Pregnancy Pathologies: The Role of the Placenta
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Posted in Publications on 17 September 2014
Stats: 217 views and No Comments HALO researchers Kendra Brett, Dr. Zach Ferraro and Dr. Kristi Adamo are co-authors on a paper, “Maternal–Fetal Nutrient Transport in Pregnancy Pathologies: The Role of the Placenta,” that was recently published in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences. Citation details and a summary of the paper are below. Kendra Elizabeth… [read more]
Professor Tremblay Gives Opening Keynote at ASBP Conference
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Posted in Presentations on 16 September 2014
Stats: 168 views and No Comments HALO Director, Professor Mark Tremblay delivered the opening keynote address at the 64th Annual American Society of Bariatric Physicians Obesity & Associated Conditions Symposium in Austin Texas on September 12th. His talk “Is sitting around killing us?” was well received by the nearly 1000 delegates. More details on the conference… [read more]
Do Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Cause Adverse Health Outcomes in Children? A Systematic Review Protocol
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Posted in Publications on 15 September 2014
Stats: 184 views and No Comments HALO researchers Drs. Stasia Hadjiyannakis and Mark Tremblay are co-authors on a paper, “Do sugar-sweetened beverages cause adverse health outcomes in children? A systematic review protocol,” that was recently published in Systematic Reviews. Citation details and a summary of the paper are below. Stevens A, Hamel C, Singh K, Ansari… [read more]
HALO Student Holly Ockenden Travelled to South Africa This Summer to Volunteer for Izulu Orphan Projects
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Posted in Featured Posts on 15 September 2014
Stats: 189 views and No Comments HALO Msc student Holly Ockenden travelled to Empangeni, South Africa in August to volunteer for Izulu Orphan Projects, a non-profit organization that educates, feeds and supports over 1,700 rural South African orphans, as well as the children of HIV positive widows. Holly explains more about her volunteer work and experience… [read more]
HALO Looking for Community Partners to Assist with “Putting Physical Literacy within Reach” Project
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Posted in Opportunities on 10 September 2014
Stats: 392 views and No Comments Starting in September, the Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research group (HALO) is looking for community partners to assist with an ongoing project entitled “Putting Physical Literacy within REACH (Recreation, Education, Allied-Health, Coaching, Healthcare).” The goal of the project is to develop accurate and easy-to-use physical literacy screening tasks that… [read more]