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Written by Gaya Murthy on Monday, March 27, 2017

“But I don’t like broccoli!”If this sounds familiar, you’re not alone. In many Canadian families, mealtimes can be confusing, stressful, and frustrating. From navigating picky eating to separating fact from fiction when it comes to deciphering “healthy” foods and quantities, it’s no wonder many...

Written by Amina Moustaqim-Barrette on Tuesday, December 13, 2016

This November, I had the unique opportunity of joining 16 inspiring youth from across Canada at the United Nation’s 22nd Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 22) in Marrakech, Morocco. I spent two weeks listening to scientists and health professionals from around the world discuss the unique...

Written by Melissa Ashman on Wednesday, November 16, 2016

University can be a time of great change, and a period when students form habits for a lifetime. Eating processed foods on the go, sitting for long periods of time while studying, and binge drinking alcohol are just some of the things that can take their toll on students’ health in both the short-...

Written by Trevor Dummer on Monday, October 17, 2016

In 1991, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified coffee as a Group 2B carcinogen, meaning it was “possibly carcinogenic to humans.” A recent re-assessment of the evidence downgraded coffee to Group 3, which means it is “not classifiable” on the basis of there being...

Written by Ciana Maher on Friday, August 12, 2016

Cancer does not pose an equal burden across the population. Research has shown that outcomes for cancer, like those for many other health conditions, vary according to socioeconomic status (SES).  Researchers at the Centre of Excellence in Cancer Prevention explored the link between SES and...

Written by Angelica Leon on Monday, July 18, 2016

Considerable evidence has shown that cancer prevention interventions have many direct benefits, such as reducing the incidence of disease and increasing the quality of life. However, there are also indirect economic benefits including increasing productivity and decreasing absenteeism rates at the...

Written by Molly Sweeney Magee on Friday, June 3, 2016

As we have seen in earlier posts in this blog series written by five graduate trainees at the School of Population and Public Health’s Centre of Excellence in Cancer Prevention, lifestyle choices play a powerful role in determining one’s risk of developing cancer. Research has demonstrated that...

Written by C Chan on Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Good lifestyle choices such as healthy eating, maintaining a recommended body weight, and being active can decrease your risk of cancer and other chronic diseases. In previous blog posts, we have seen how nutrition and obesity can affect your risk for cancer, and now we will explore physical...

Written by Narsis Afghari on Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Obesity, or excess body fat, is a major risk factor for many chronic diseases, such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and some cancers. While global rates of overweight and obesity continue to rise, the rates of illness and mortality are expected to dramatically increase. Lifestyle behaviours,...

Written by Narsis Afghari on Monday, April 11, 2016

Obesity is a condition in which the individual has excess body fat that may have adverse health effects. It is one of the most important worldwide health issues today. The prevalence of obesity is increasing in both developed and developing countries. In fact, a recent study predicts that 18% of...