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HALO Researchers Made 13 Presentations at the 6th ISPAH Congress in Bangkok, Thailand

Last month at the 6th International Congress on Physical Activity and Public Health in Bangkok, Thailand, 13 presentations were given by Drs. Richard Larouche, Jean-Philippe Chaput and Mark Tremblay along with Ph.D. students Justin Lang and Taru Manyanga. Citation details are below. Chaput JP, Sampasa-Kanyinga H. Use of social networking sites and adherence to physical activity and screen time recommendations in adolescents. International Congress on Physical Activity and Public Health (Bangkok, Thailand), November, 2016. Lang J, Tremblay MS, Leger L, Olds T, Tomkinson G. International variability in 20 m shuttle run performance in children and youth: Who are the best...

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Health Associations with Meeting new 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Canadian Children and Youth

HALO Affiliate Investigator Dr. Valerie Carson is lead author on a paper, “Health associations with meeting new 24-h movement guidelines for Canadian children and youth,” that was recently published in Preventive Medicine. Citation details and a summary of the paper are below. Carson V, Chaput JP, Janssen I, Tremblay MS. Health associations with meeting new 24-h movement guidelines for Canadian children and youth. Prev Med. 2016 Dec 3. pii: S0091-7435(16)30400-5. Abstract The study objective was to examine whether meeting the new Canadian 24-h movement guidelines was associated with health indicators in a representative sample of Canadian children and youth. Cross-sectional...

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Relationship Between Soft Drink Consumption and Obesity in 9–11 Years Old Children in a Multi-National Study

Drs. Jean-Philippe Chaput and Mark Tremblay are authors on a paper, “Relationship between Soft Drink Consumption and Obesity in 9–11 Years Old Children in a Multi-National Study,” that was recently published in Nutrients. Citation details and a summary of the paper are below. Peter T. Katzmarzyk, Stephanie T. Broyles, Catherine M. Champagne, Jean-Philippe Chaput, Mikael Fogelholm, Gang Hu, Rebecca Kuriyan, Anura Kurpad, Estelle V. Lambert, Jose Maia, Victor Matsudo, Timothy Olds, Vincent Onywera, Olga L. Sarmiento, Martyn Standage, Mark S. Tremblay, Catrine Tudor-Locke, Pei Zhao. Relationship between Soft Drink Consumption and Obesity in 9–11 Years Old Children in a...

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HALO Receives Donation From Algonquin College

HALO would like to thank Algonquin College for another generous donation! With leadership from Kristen Hayes, Virginia Hartley, and Pierre Chartier in partnership with the CHEO Foundation, students from Algonquin College raised $2,000 for HALO research. HALO Junior Researcher Dr. Katie Gunnell was in attendance to receive the donation. Thanks to Kristen, Virginia, Pierre, the students, and the CHEO Foundation for your...

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About HALO

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 6 researchers), a childhood obesity clinical team (Centre for Healthy Active Living), 17 graduate students, and many community volunteers. Since its inception in 2007, HALO has received over $12 million in research funding; produced more than 520 peer-reviewed publications; has given more than 980 scholarly presentations locally, nationally and internationally; and secured more than 1.3 billion media impressions!

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