New Year's resolution for 2016: fight your obesity genes with exercise

From left: Hudson Reddon, study's first author and a PhD student, and David Meyre, associate professor, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistic


In a paper published by the journal Scientific Reports, David Meyre and his team have shown that a physically active lifestyle can substantially decrease the genetic effect of the major obesity gene FTO on body weight in a multiethnic population.

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Physical activity and genetic predisposition to obesity in a multiethnic longitudinal study.

Reddon H, Gerstein HC, Engert JC, Mohan V, Bosch J, Desai D, Bailey SD, Diaz R, Yusuf S, Anand SS, Meyre D.

Sci Rep. 2016 Jan 4;6:18672. doi: 10.1038/srep18672.




13th annual CE&B Research Day

Congratulations to Michelle, Fizza and Anila who did outstanding presentations on that day.


OGS Awards

Congratulations to Hudson and Akram for being selected as Ontario Graduate Scholarship recipients for the 2016-2017 year! 


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