Food as Medicine: A Microbiome Update for Health Professionals

Health care practitioners and students will learn about the gut microbiome and its role in health and disease at a University of Toronto symposium on November 29, 2017. The ‘Food as Medicine’ event will highlight recent research on the microbiome, with a focus on nutrition and caring for patients with gastrointestinal conditions and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
Oct 5 / 2017

A Quick Visual on the Portfolio Diet and Cholesterol

It’s been 15 years since researchers in Toronto developed the portfolio diet, a plant-based way of eating that can dramatically lower cholesterol. That’s why researchers at the Lawson Centre recently helped create a portfolio diet infographic, which quickly conveys ways to incorporate aspects of the diet into daily living for people at every stage of life. 
Aug 30 / 2017

Drinking Non-Cow’s Milk Associated with Lower Height in Children

Children who drink non-cow’s milk — including other animal milk and plant-based milk beverages — are shorter than children who drink cow’s milk, suggests new research from University of Toronto Professor Jonathon Maguire and his colleagues.
Jun 7 / 2017

Student Wins Award for Microbiome Research

University of Toronto student Ashkan Hashemi won an award for his preclinical research on the transfer of probiotic bacteria from mother to fetus, at the Canadian Nutrition Society’s recent annual conference in Montreal.
Jun 2 / 2017


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