The pursuit of ‘the truth’ in science can be tainted by how scientists conduct their work and lead their research programs.
Are you on the lookout for the most up-to-date childhood obesity research?
There is growing interest in and demand for transparency in health research. Continue reading
Later this fall, many of us in Edmonton will be heading to Ottawa for the 6th Conference on Recent Advances in Preventing and Treating Obesity in Children. Our research team will be presenting data on a variety of topics, including metabolically healthy obesity, parents’ recommendations to enhance enrollment in weight management, and home visits for managing pediatric obesity.
Whether our work focuses on helping children and families to manage excess weight or prevent unhealthy weight gain, at a basic level, we promote healthy nutrition and physical activity habits.
We know from a substantial body of evidence that eating healthfully and being physically active have health promoting effects; however, one of the challenges in preventing chronic diseases is that the payoff tends to come years or decades in the future. Who can wait that long?! Most of us want to know…now…that the lifestyle choices we make today make a difference over time. Well, now there’s an online tool to satisfy that need. Continue reading
Traditionally, eating disorders and obesity have been viewed as two extremes along the same continuum. While this may be true in terms of weight, these conditions share a lot in common with respect to nutrition and physical activity habits, as well as predisposing factors that lead to unhealthy changes in weight. Continue reading