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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New Advice for Type 2 Diabetics: Drink Wine
A BGU study says that those with the disease might experience benefits if they drink wine in moderation.
BGU Alumna Tackles Obesity Problem With an App
MyDietCoach helps you lose weight by giving motivational advice and immediate rewards for good behavior.
Artificial Sweeteners Are Terrible for Your Health
BGU finds that artificial sweeteners are toxic to the gut and can cause digestive problems.