Friday, March 11, 2016
Alfonso Abizaid, Department of Neuroscience By Josee Beaudry You may be that person who struggles to lose those last few pounds, or you keep gaining weight despite your best efforts, or maybe you can’t seem to keep any weight on. This is pretty normal. However, there are extreme cases; cases such as severe obesity...
Saturday, December 12, 2015
Treating obesity: CHAIM blogger picked up by Neuronline
In May, 2015, Martin Wellman, a doctoral student in Carleton's Department of Neuroscience wrote a blog on the complexities of the ghrelin system. Understanding how this system works can help inform strategies for addressing obesity. His blog described research conducted by Wellman and his supervisor, Alfonso Abizaid. Wellman's blog describing...
Saturday, May 23, 2015
Problems in treating obesity: Complexities of the ghrelin system
By Martin Wellman, Department of Neuroscience, Carleton University In Statistics Canada’s most recent report on overweight and obesity in 2013, 18.8% of Canadians aged 18 or older were obese based on their body-mass index, while 41.9% of men and 27.7% of women were overweight . We are all aware of these health conditions in...