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Posted in on 14 May 2011
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…mblay A. Physical activity versus sedentary time: independent associations with adiposity in children. Pediatric Obesity 7:251-258, 2012. Chaput JP, Tremblay A. Adequate sleep to improve the treatment of obesity. Canadian Medical Association Journal 184:1975-1976, 2012. Chaput JP, Tremblay A. Insufficient sleep as a contributor to weight gain: an update. Current Obesity Reports 1:245-256, 2012. Chaput JP, Thivierge MC, Thuard A, Tremblay A. Influ…

HALO Researchers Make 7 Presentations at Obesity 2011
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Posted in Presentations on 6 October 2011
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HALO Researchers made 7 presentations at the Obesity 2011, one of the world’s largest gatherings of obesity professionals, which includes leading obesity scientists. The 29th Annual Meeting of the Obesity Society was held in Orlando, Florida on October 2-4, 2011. Of special note, the poster presentation by HALO PhD student Zach Ferraro received a special highlight from the program committee daily publication “TOS times” as a must see poste…

HALO Involved in New Research on Abdominal Obesity Trends in Canada
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Posted in Publications on 6 June 2011
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Dr. Mark Tremblay is coauthor on a manuscript just published in the international journal Obesity Reviews. The paper “Prevalence and secular changes in abdominal obesity in Canadian adolescents and adults, 1981 to 2007-2009” demonstrates that waist circumferences have increased dramatically over the past 30 years and at a rate greater than that seen with changes in BMI. The full paper citation is provided below: I. Janssen, M. Shields, C.L. Crai…

Evidence of an Overweight/Obesity Transition among School-Aged Children and Youth in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Systematic Review
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Posted in Publications on 31 March 2014
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HALO researchers (Stella Muthuri, Claire Francis, Allana LeBlanc, Dr. Vincent Onywera and Dr. Mark Tremblay) are co-authors on a paper, “Evidence of an Overweight/Obesity Transition among School-Aged Children and Youth in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Systematic Review,” that was recently published in PLos One. Citation details and a summary of the paper are below. Muthuri SK, Francis CE, Wachira LJ, Leblanc AG, Sampson M, Onywera VO, Trembl…

Dr. Mark Tremblay Publishes 2 Two Papers on Abdominal Obesity
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Posted in Publications on 16 May 2012
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…itations details are below: Margot Shields, Mark S. Tremblay, Sarah Connor Gorber, Ian Janssen (2012). Abdominal obesity and cardiovascular disease risk factors within body mass index categories. Health Reports, 23(2):1-9. ABSTRACT: Background: Several organizations recommend the use of measures of abdominal obesity in conjunction with body mass index (BMI) to assess obesity-related health risk. Recent evidence suggests that waist circumference (…

Stephanie Prince-Ware Publishes Paper on Relationships Between Neighborhood, Physical Activity and Obesity
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Posted in Publications on 8 October 2012
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Stephanie Prince-Ware (former PhD student) and Dr. Mark Tremblay (Director) have published a new paper in Obesity titled, “Relationships Between Neighborhoods, Physical Activity, and Obesity: A Multilevel Analysis of a Large Canadian City“.  Citation details are below: Prince SA, Kristjansson EA, Russell K, Billette JM, Sawada MC, Ali A, Tremblay MS, Prud’homme D. Relationships Between Neighborhoods, Physical Activity, and Obes…

Three HALO Researchers Present Papers at the International Congress on Obesity in Malaysia
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Posted in Presentations on 2 April 2014
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…evision viewing and food intake pattern of normal weight, overweight, and obese 9-11 year-old Canadian children. Obesity Reviews 2014; 15 (Suppl. 2): 232 (International Congress on Obesity, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia). Chaput JP, Bouchard C, Tremblay A. Change in sleep duration and visceral fat accumulation over 6 years in adults. Obesity Reviews 2014; 15 (Suppl. 2): 127 (International Congress on Obesity, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia). Hjorth MF, Chaput J…

About Us
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Posted in on 14 May 2011
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Our History and Impact 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 16 staff (including 6 researchers), a childhood obesity clinical team (Centre for Healthy Active Living), 12 graduate students, and many community volunteers. Some of our practice-changing contributions inclu…

Article by HALO Researchers on the Maternal Obesity Management (MOM) Trial Published in Contemporary Clinical Trials
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Posted in Publications on 6 March 2013
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…adjiyannakis and Sonia Jean-Philippe have co-authored a paper with other researchers titled, “The Maternal Obesity Management (MOM) Trial Protocol: A lifestyle intervention during pregnancy to minimize downstream obesity,” that was recently published in Contemporary Clinical Trials. Citation details are below. Adamo KB, Ferraro ZM, Goldfield G, Keely E, Stacey D, Hadjiyannakis S, Jean-Philippe S, Walker M, Barrowman NJ. The Maternal O…

Can We Modify the Intrauterine Environment to Halt the Intergenerational Cycle of Obesity?
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Posted in Publications on 17 April 2012
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…rch and Public Health titled, “Can We Modify the Intrauterine Environment to Halt the Intergenerational Cycle of Obesity?” This review paper discusses the interplay between maternal obesity, gestational weight gain and lifestyle behaviours, which may act independently or in combination, to perpetuate the intergenerational cycle of obesity. The authors also discuss how maternal nutrition and/or physical activity that may induce beneficial physiolo…