Obesity Research

The goal of this study is to look at the effects of healthy lifestyle on obesity status in men who are middle aged, slightly overweight and don’t exercise. This study will use exercise and nutrition guidelines to look at their effect on some of the hormones which maintain healthy body weight. Subjects enrolled in this research will engage in healthy eating and exercise training for 3 months as well as have various tests during the study to see how you change during this period of time. This study may try to find clues to improve treatments of obesity and other diseases specific to the at risk demographic of workers found in the offshore oil and gas workforce of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Faculty Supervisor:

Dr. Gerry Mugford


Mike Wahl


Husky Oil Operations Ltd.




Oil and gas


Memorial University of Newfoundland



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