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Brain on Fire: Incentive Salience, Hedonic Hot Spots, Dopamine, Obesity, and Other Hunger Games

HALO Research Coordinator Dr. Jameason Cameron is lead author on a paper, “Brain on Fire: Incentive Salience, Hedonic Hot Spots, Dopamine, Obesity, and Other Hunger Games,” that was recently published in the Annual Review of Nutrition. Citation details and a summary of the paper are below. Cameron JD, Chaput JP, Sjödin AM, Goldfield GS. Brain on Fire: Incentive Salience, Hedonic Hot Spots, Dopamine, Obesity, and Other Hunger Games. Annu Rev Nutr. 2017 May 31. doi: 10.1146/annurev-nutr-071816-064855. [Epub ahead of print] Abstract This review examines human feeding behavior in light of psychological motivational theory and highlights the importance of midbrain dopamine (DA). Prospective evidence of...

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High Moderate- to Vigorous-Intensity Physical Activity More Important than High Birth Weight as a Correlate of Obesity in Children

Drs. Jean-Philippe Chaput and Mark Tremblay are co-authors on a paper, “Joint association of birth weight and physical activity/sedentary behavior with obesity in children ages 9-11 years from 12 countries,” that was recently published in Obesity. Citation details and a summary of the paper are below. Qiao, Y., Zhang, T., Liu, H., Katzmarzyk, P. T., Chaput, J.-P., Fogelholm, M., Johnson, W. D., Kuriyan, R., Kurpad, A., Lambert, E. V., Maher, C., Maia, J. A.R., Matsudo, V., Olds, T., Onywera, V., Sarmiento, O. L., Standage, M., Tremblay, M. S., Tudor-Locke, C., Zhao, P., Hu, G. and for the ISCOLE Research Group...

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Effects of Aerobic or Resistance Training or Both on Health-Related Quality of Life in Youth with Obesity: the HEARTY Trial

HALO Clinical Scientist Dr. Gary Goldfield is lead author on a paper, “Effects of aerobic or resistance training or both on health-related quality of life in youth with obesity: the HEARTY Trial,” that was recently published in Applied Physiology, Nutrition & Metabolism. Citation details and a summary of the paper are below. Goldfield GS, Kenny GP, Alberga AS, Tulloch HE, Doucette S, Cameron JD, Sigal RJ. Effects of aerobic or resistance training or both on health-related quality of life in youth with obesity: the HEARTY Trial. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2017 Apr;42(4):361-370. Abstract This study examined the effects of aerobic and resistance...

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Interactions Between Sleep, Movement and Other Non-Movement Behaviours in the Pathogenesis of Childhood Obesity

Research Scientist Dr. Jean-Philippe Chaput is lead author on a paper, “Interactions between sleep, movement and other non-movement behaviours in the pathogenesis of childhood obesity,” that was recently published in Obesity Reviews. Citation details and a summary of the paper are below. Chaput JP, Saunders TJ, Carson V. Interactions between sleep, movement and other non-movement behaviours in the pathogenesis of childhood obesity. Obes Rev. 2017 Feb;18 Suppl 1:7-14. doi: 10.1111/obr.12508.   Abstract Research examining the health effects of physical activity, sedentary behaviour and sleep on different health outcomes has largely been conducted independently or in isolation of the other behaviours....

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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!

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