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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March 9, 2016

Tags: Medical Research, Natural Sciences

The year-long exhibit focuses on Israeli scientific discoveries that changed the world.

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February 29, 2016

Tags: Natural Sciences

The tasteless, odorless, non-toxic organic powder, based on BGU research, can greatly reduce food waste.

Choosing the Right Diet This New Year

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Tags: Medical Research

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