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NGOs and Governments Need to Fix Barriers to Nutrition Programs in Africa: U of T Study

Lack of political will and under-resourcing are just two barriers faced by vital nutrition programs in Africa, a study from the University of Toronto has found.
Apr 14 / 2021

Food Industry Lobbying Intense on Failed Bill to Limit Marketing to Children: U of T Study

Researchers at the University of Toronto have found that food industry interactions with government heavily outnumbered non-industry interactions on Bill S-228, also known as the Child Health Protection Act, which died in the Senate of Canada in 2019.
Mar 23 / 2021

Global Study Finds Diet High in Poor-Quality Carbohydrates Increases Heart Disease and Death

A large study of people living on five continents, led by researchers in Hamilton and Toronto, has found a diet high in poor-quality carbohydrates leads to a higher risk of heart attacks, strokes and death. 
Feb 23 / 2021

Diet and Genetics Could Play a Role in COVID-19 Risk

Researchers at the University of Toronto, Harvard University and the U.S. Center for Genetics, Nutrition and Health recently suggested that both a dietary imbalance in omega fats and genetics associated with race could increase susceptibility to COVID-19. The theory could help explain pandemic case counts and severity in Blacks, Latinos and Indigenous peoples, and it points to interventions to help those ethnic groups and others through precision nutrition.
Feb 22 / 2021

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