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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Wine Tied to Healthier Arteries for Some Diabetics
BGU studied people with type 2 diabetes who drank wine daily as part of a Mediterranean diet.
Your Scale Isn’t Giving You the Whole Picture
A BGU study used MRI to map body fat changes. Participants adhering to a Mediterranean diet fared healthier.
BGU Announces New School of Public Health
Additionally, BGU is expanding its public health partnership with the University of Michigan.