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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Can Consuming Your Own Poop Help With Weight Loss?

August 27, 2020

Tags: Medical Research

A BGU study finds taking microbiome capsules of your own feces can help keep the pounds off after dieting.

Fixing Fat Levels May Lower Risk of Autism

August 13, 2020

Tags: Medical Research

New BGU research finds a link between fat levels and autism. Could diet prevent the onset of the disease?

Unusual Crops Could Become Climate Saviors

January 7, 2020

Tags: Desert & Water Research

As the planet warms, BGU researchers are working to improve crop output in adverse conditions.