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World Obesity Day

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Posted on October 10, 2018

Thursday, Oct. 11 is World Obesity Day. According to the federal government of Canada, almost two-thirds of Canadian adults are either overweight or obese, putting themselves at serious risk of chronic diseases like Type II diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and some forms of cancer. Almost one-third of Canadian children are overweight or obese.

Concordia has several researchers who can discuss multiple issues surrounding the topic of obesity, from the health impacts of living with obesity to the language we use when discussing it.

Obesity, metabolism and nutrition
Sylvia Santosa, Associate Professor, Health, Kinesiology and Applied Physiology
Canada Research Chair Tier II, Clinical Nutrition
(514) 848-2424 ext. 5841

Public health, institutional factors affecting obesity, inactivity and weight-based stigma
Angela Alberga, Assistant Professor, Health, Kinesiology and Applied Physiology
(514) 848-2424 ext. 3371

Childhood obesity (available after Oct. 11)
Jennifer McGrath, Associate Professor, Psychology,
Chair, Childhood Preventive Health and Data Science, PERFORM Centre
(514) 848-2424 ext. 5207

Socioeconomic determinants of weight and health, weight history, health methodologies
Lisa Kakinami, Assistant Professor (in collaboration with the PERFORM Centre),
Mathematics and Statistics
(514) 848-2424 ext. 3397

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