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New faces: Faculty of Health announces new faculty and appointments

The Faculty of Health welcomes 10 new faculty and/or new faculty appointments, including: Ali Abdul Sater (kinesiology); Fatou Bagayogo (health policy and management); Claudia Chaufan (health policy and management); Celina Da Silva (nursing); Christo El Morr (health policy and management); Lyndsay Hayhurst (kinesiology); Monique Herbert (psychology); Marina Morrow (health policy and management); Amy Muise (psychology); […]

Concussion research shows lasting brain damage in elite-level athletes

York University concussion experts report that young elite-level athletes who have suffered a concussion may have lingering neurological consequences that affect their movement control. While young athletes typically return to play after a few weeks, researchers at York University’s Centre for Vision Research say these athletes may in fact have sustained neurological deficits that are not […]

Sweet relief? Sugar substitutes don't offer health benefits for individuals with obesity

Artificial sweeteners help individuals with obesity to cut calories and lose weight but may have negative health effects, according to researchers at York University’s Faculty of Health. Jennifer Kuk “Our study shows that individuals with obesity who consume artificial sweeteners, particularly aspartame, may have worse glucose management than those who don't take sugar substitutes,” said […]

The Water Diet

York University kinesiology Professor Jennifer Kuk was quoted in The Atlantic March 10. Water is a tame beverage with a tumultuous public-health history. For decades, doctors said we should be drinking eight glasses of the stuff each day. By the time Michelle Obama had built a campaign around water, the backlash had begun. “There’s no […]