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Stats Canada uses Heather Keller’s SCREEN, finds 1/3 of Canada’s seniors at nutritional risk

March 20, 2013

Statitics Canada released the results of the Healthy Aging arm of their Canadian Community Health Survey which found that 1/3 of community dwelling seniors are at nutritional risk. The study used an adapted version of A-HA Researcher and Schlegel Research Chair Dr. Heather Keller’s SCREEN tool (Seniors in the Community Risk Evaluation for Eating and Nutrition).

For more information, view the Stats Canada report, and the article featured on CTV News.

Adults taking statins (to lower cholesterol) needed for Fish Oil Study

February 22, 2013

The Department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences is currently recruiting men and postmenopausal women who are taking statins and who do not have diabetes or a history of heart attack, angina or stroke, to participate in a fish oil intervention study. Financial compensation is provided. This study has received clearance from the University of Guelph Human Research Ethics Board [REB #10JA038]

For more information, view the study flyer.

Dr. Alison Duncan featured on UoG website – Functional Foods Toolkit

January 14, 2013

Dr. Alison Duncan and her research involving older adults’ understanding and consumption of functional foods was featured on University of Guelph’s homepage. As part of the project, Dr. Duncan and her team in the Department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences created a Functional Foods for Healthy Aging toolkit to assist health professionals in communicating with older adults. Read the article.