For interviews and commentaries please contact the following directly:

For Dr. Spencer Proctor - or (780) 492-4672
For Dr. Donna Vine - or (780) 492-4393
For Dr. Dr. René Jacobs - or (780) 492-2343

News releases and media coverage

PCOS News Item636123193594529111University of Alberta, October 17, 2016, "Clinical trial needs young women for under-researched condition linked to obesity and cardiovascular disease"

University of Alberta, January 22, 2013 "Milk fats Good for you or not?"

Dep. Agricultural, Food & Nutritional Science, May 18, 2012  “Study shows Creatine helps negate liver damage from high-fat diets”.

University of Alberta, September 7, 2011, "Changing trans fat labelling".



Metro (Edmonton), March 22, 2012, "Link between blood clots in overweight kids and adult strokes probed"

  • Edmonton Sun, March 21, 2012, "Obese children more prone to strokes"
  • Edmonton Journal, Interview by Nicki Thomas, September 8, 2011,"We've lumped all trans fats in the same basket"
  • Vancouver Sun, September 8, 2011
  • The Province (British Columbia), September 8, 2011
  • Calgary Herald (Alberta), September 8, 2011
  • Times Colonist (Victoria, Canada), September 14, 2011, "Natural trans fat not bad: study-dairy, beef type said to be better then synthetic".
  • Edmonton Journal (Front Page), November 4, 2004 "Cholesterol test may miss heart disease risk".




CTV Medical News Feature (Edmonton), April 8 & 9, 2008

  • Global Edmonton News hour (Health Matters). August 25, 2011,“Health Benefits of the Nutrient Choline”
  • CITV News Hour, September 30, 2008




CBC, November 21, 2011 "Creatin and Liver Fat Research"

  • CKNW Newstalk 980 (Vancouver), September 9, 2011
  • CBC RADIO 1 ‘As It Happens’, November 4, 2004


Book Chapters


Functional Foods, Nutraceuticals and Degenerative Disease Prevention (Chapter 9)

  • The Metabolic Syndrome. Eds. B.C. Hansen and G. Bray. Humana Press.  2008. "Macro- and Micro-vascular Disease in a Pre-diabetic Animal Model: The JCR:LA-cp Rat". 
  • Animal Models of Diabetes. Eds. E.Shafrir. CRC Publishers. 2006;7:157-171. "The JCR:LA-cp Rat: An Animal Model of the Metabolic Syndrome Exhibiting Micro- and Macro-Vascular Disease".
  • Chylomicron Remnants and Atherosclerosis.  Eds. Barter PJ and Rye K-A. Harwood Academic Publishers. 1999;6:109-137.  "Plasma lipids and their role in Disease"




2012:  AFNS Annual Report, Cover Picture & Rising Star Profile, Page 3.


2008: Giving a Face to Obesity, Research Report Inaugural Issue (Page 36)





greenhouse-Alumni Magazine of the Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences, Fall 2012 Issue #4.



Sustainable Futures Summer 2010 (Page 20)


Industry Coverage


Alberta Beef Producers, September 9, 2011



ALMA FutureFare 2011


E-Newsletters and articles


nznutrition Foundation-"Nutrition News" (New Zealand),  December 2012



Dr. Sharma's Obesity Notes (Edmonton), October 25, 2011



Electronic (WWW)


Google +, April 2013, Collaborator Dr. Tim Dickinson, University of Toronto



You Tube, March 2012, Collaborator Dr. Lesley Mitchell, University of Alberta


  • MDLinx, February 15, 2013. "Elevated remnant lipoproteins may increase subclinical CVD risk in pre-pubertal children with obesity: acase-control study" 
  • Yahoo News, June 14, 2012
  • New Info Guide, June 14, 2012
  • Digital Journal, June 14, 2012
  •, June 14, 2012
  • Medical News Today, June 7, 2012
  • Say Cheese – Not all trans fats are bad for you: Review”, September 2011
  •  Fitbie, Interview by Mary Squillace, September 2011
  • Twitter, CNW_General,  "Global research team yields new health insights into differences between natural and industrial trans fats",May 31, 2012
  • Medilexicon,  “New Insights Into The Health Implications of Different Types of Trans Fats”, June 5, 2012
  • ROInews, News About Canada's Growing Bioeconomy, May 31, 2012
  • More media on trans fats media release, May 31, 2012




Invited Presentations

  • June 2015: 1st International Convention Immunopharmacology-Vaccipharma 2015.  Varadero Beach, Cuba.  
  • October 2014:  Simone-Pierre Noel Lectureship.  Saskatoon, Canada.  Canadian Lipoprotein Conference.  
  • October 2014:  Centre for Heart Lung Innovations HLI Friday Seminar Series. “Remnant Cholesterol”:  What is it and is it causative to cardiovascular disease? Vancouver, Canada
  • March 2014:  International Symposia on Chylomicron in Disease. Tokyo, Japan. 
  • February 2014: Alberta Diabetes Institute, Research Seminar, Edmonton, Canada. 
  • October 2013:  Vascular 2013.  Endothelial Cell Function and Dysfunction Oral Session.  Montreal, Canada. 
  • January 2013:  Dairy Australia & Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) & Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC).  Canberra, Australia
  • November 2012:  Food and Health Workshop and Nutrition Society of New Zealand Annual Conference,  Aucklands, New Zealand. 
  • October 2012:  Alberta Diabetes Institute Research Seminar.
  • October 2012:  Pharmacology Seminar, University of Virginia.
  • October 2012: ILSI trans fat conference in Beijing, China.
  • March 2012:  Banff Egg Conference, Banff, Alberta.
  • September 2012:  Jingzhou 2012 International Conference. Jingzhou, Hubei, China.
  • March 2012: International Society of Chylomicrons in Disease (ISCD)-ISA Satellite Mtg.  Sydney, Australia. 
  • November 2011: Canadian Lipoprotein Conference. Halifax, Canada. 
  • October 2011: Canadian Diabetes AssociationProfessional Conference and Annual Meeting. Toronto, Canada.
  • October 2011:  CSATVBTrainee Workshop, Vancouver, Canada. 
  • October 2011: National Atherosclerosis Forum (NAF).  Montreal, Canada.
  • March 2011: ISORAM(International School on Obesity Research and Management), Lake Louise, Canada.
  • November 2010: Cardiovasular Research Centre (CVRC) Seminar, Edmonton, Canada.  
  • November 2010: IDF World Dairy Summit 2010, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • October 2010: CSATVB Session II, Cardiovascular Congress, Montreal, Canada. 
  • September 2010: Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute, Maz Connects: Meet the Researchers Luncheons.  Edmonton, Canada.
  • September 2010: 12th Annual National Atherosclerosis Forum, Montreal, Canada. 
  • November 2009: University of Guelph Seminar, Guelph, Canada
  • October 2009: CSATVB Workshop, Edmonton, Canada.
  • September 2009: World Dairy Summit, Berlin, Germany.
  • September 2009: 11th Annual National Atherosclerosis Forum, Montreal, Canada.
  • August 2009: University of Cincinnati, Children's Hospital. Cincinnati, USA.
  • July 2009: School of Medicine and Pharmacology, University of Western Australia.
  • June 2010: International Symposium on Chylomicron in Disease (ISCD) Conference, Rotterdam, the Netherlands. 
  • June 2009: DMI/National Dairy Council, Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Annual Meeting and Food Expo, Anaheim, USA.
  • June 2009: Institute of Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods of Laval University, Quebec, Canada.
  • April 2009: Faculty of Life Science, University of Manchester Seminar, Manchester, England.
  • March 2008:  Deuel Conference on Lipids, Loews Coronado Bay Resort, California.


Invited Abstracts and Communications: