Weight loss changes people’s responsiveness to food marketing: study
According to a new study by the UBC Sauder School of Business and French researchers, people with obesity tend to be more responsive to food marketing — but when their weight drops significantly, so does their responsiveness to marketing.
Apr 1, 2021
Obesity linked to social ties in older women, more so than in men
Women who lack social ties have a greater likelihood of being obese. Men, on the other hand, were less likely to be obese if they lived alone and had a smaller social network.
Jul 30, 2020
UBC scientist identifies a gene that controls thinness
Why can some people eat as much as they want, and still stay thin?
May 21, 2020
UBC scientists discover possible “obesity gene”
Scientists at the University of British Columbia have discovered a gene that could be an important cause of obesity.
Aug 10, 2015
Canadian adult obesity at historic high
Obesity rates across Canada are reaching alarming levels and continue to climb, according to a new University of British Columbia study.
Feb 27, 2013
When food porn holds no allure: the science behind satiety
New research from the University of British Columbia is shedding light on why enticing pictures of food affect us less when we’re full.
Jan 28, 2013