Angelo Tremblay, Professor


Professor Angelo Tremblay obtained his PhD in Physiology in Laval University, Quebec City, and is currently a professor in the Department of Kinesiology in this university. His investigations are mostly oriented towards the study of factors influencing energy balance in humans with the intent to improve obesity management. Recently, his research has been focused on the study of non-traditional determinants of obesity such as short sleep duration, low calcium/dairy intake, insufficient vitamin intake, suboptimal feeding behaviors, demanding cognitive effort and persistent organic pollutants. He is holder of the Canada Research Chair in Environment and Energy Balance.

Healthy and sustainable eating: findings from Canadian family studies.

The symposium will present recent progresses in nutrition research that have been achieved in Canadian family studies. An emphasis will be put on the determinants of healthy and sustainable eating as well as the relationship with relevant biomarkers. The three following studies will be considered: The Guelph Health Family Study (Speaker (S): Jess Haines, University of Guelph), the Quebec Family Study (S: Vicky Drapeau, Université Laval) and the Quebec Adipose and Lifestyle Investigation in Youth (S: Melanie Henderson, Université de Montréal). Beyond the documentation of recent findings and related perspectives, it is anticipated that this symposium will promote the development of a multicenter pan-Canadian study to further investigate the profile of a healthy diet and its impact on health and well-being.