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MON LAB, research program has been presented  in the media you can watch and read more here: Video Interviews  Obesity should be considered “premature aging”: Concordia researcher – CTV News at Noon – Mar. 3, 2020 Link between obesity and aging – CityNews – Feb. 27, 2020 Montrealers New Years…

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Why do some people living with obesity respond better to treatment than others? Why is it that some people living with obesity develop diseases whereas others do not? These are the questions that our team seeks to answer by understanding how our bodies are changed by obesity. Our research aims…

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MON Lab is conducting an innovative, multidisciplinary research program. Our research program aims to understand the underlying effects of obesity. When it comes to treatment and disease prevention, what works for one person might not work for another. We want to know what makes an individual with obesity unique. Our…

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Researching why people with obesity since childhood are at higher risk of cardiovascular disease. Overweight people who have been so since childhood are at especially high risk of heart disease and stroke. We want to know why these people are at higher risk. This study is being conducted to see…

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Food is like a drug. At least that was what I realized at the age of 16 when I had an allergic reaction to penicillin. I quickly found out that some foods could aggravate the hives that had broken out all over my skin. This event sparked my interest in…

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Jessica Murphy, PhD Student Academic Background Jessica Murphy received a BSc and MSc from the School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition at McGill University.  Her MSc thesis examined the insulin resistance of protein and glucose metabolism in elderly women with obesity and type 2 diabetes. Eager to explore obesity and…

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Leila Ghiasi, MSc Completed 2018   Academic Background Leila Ghiasi obtained her PharmD at Tehran University of Medical Science, Iran in 2006 where she formulated an anti-obesity capsule (Orlistat pellets) for the first time in Iran. She finished her MSc in Exercise Science at MON lab, Concordia University in 2018.…

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Do you think you are obese or overweight? If so, rest assured you are not alone…In Canada, at rates of over 60% according to Statistics Canada, more Canadians are overweight than not. Moreover, almost one in four Canadians lives with obesity. Many people believe that obesity is determined by food and exercise.…

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