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YorkU Scholars Hub - May 28

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Markham Village Library

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Markham, ON L3P 3A7

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Join Markham Public Library and York University as we bring to Markham a taste of the university experience. Each month YorkU faculty will bring their amazing research and provide an opportunity for our community to learn something new. This month:

Can we run away from cancer? The roles of diet and exercise in a healthy life

Dr. Michael Connor, Associate Professor, School of Kinesiology & Health Science, Muscle Health Research Centre, York University

Obesity rates are rising throughout in the world, with the number of Canadians classified as overweight or obese approaching 60%. Obesity is a readily modifiable risk factor for many diseases, including cancer. We have known about this relationship for more than 50 years, but are only beginning to unravel why this association exists. Obesity develops from an increasingly sedentary lifestyle and the consumption of a poor “quality” calorie-rich diet. Dr. Connor will shed some light on how fat promotes cancer development and remains a hurdle to successful cancer interventions and how diet and exercise represents an avenue of improvement for cancer patients.

Michael completed my graduate training as a molecular exercise physiologist in the School of Kinesiology & Health Science here at York University. After a major decision to switch research areas into the cancer realm, he began a post-doctoral fellowship at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre funded by the U.S. Department of Defence. Upon being hired by the School of Kinesiology & Health Science in 2004 Dr. Connor decided to combine all areas of his research training examining how obesity contributes to cancer and how diet and exercise can play an important role in cancer prevention/therapy.




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