The globesity pandemic and its toll on human health leave little doubt that there is a need to prevent and treat obesity.

One in every fourth person worldwide is either overweight or obese. The medical doctors, geneticists, biochemists, epidemiologists, and environmental physicists at BGU’s S. Daniel Abraham International Center for Health and Nutrition are exploring how lifestyle factors, including abundant, affordable food and sedentary daily routines, interact with physiological factors, such as body composition and brain function. They’re also looking at the effects of environmental factors on obesity and its related disorders, such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

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Choosing the Right Diet This New Year

December 16, 2015

Tags: Medical Research

Prof. Iris Shai found that Mediterranean and low-carb diets are best for maintaining weight loss.

New Committee Focus on National Food Insecurity

September 19, 2014

Tags: Social Sciences & Humanities

BGU professor heads group that seeks to help the many households that don’t have enough food in Israel.

Good Fat vs. Bad Fat

August 27, 2013

Tags: Medical Research

Prof. Iris Shai discusses her research on the different types of fat: the good, the bad and the ugly.