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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BGU Alumna Tackles Obesity Problem With an App

November 21, 2018

Tags: Social Sciences & Humanities

MyDietCoach helps you lose weight by giving motivational advice and immediate rewards for good behavior.

Artificial Sweeteners Are Terrible for Your Health

October 16, 2018

Tags: Medical Research

BGU finds that artificial sweeteners are toxic to the gut and can cause digestive problems.

Smaller Plates Don’t Make You Eat Less

July 18, 2018

Tags: Social Sciences & Humanities

BGU study debunks Delboeuf illusion that you can trick yourself into eating less when you're hungry.