Mission Statement

We are interested in fundamental and translational aspects of lipid metabolism in nutrition-related chronic diseases. In particular, how dietary (intestinal) derived lipids and their metabolism contribute to, or alleviate pathways that cause cardiovascular etiology.

We are keen to appreciate how the etiology of early obesity, insulin resistance and Type 2 diabetes accelerates CVD complications and influence lipid homeostasis. Our dynamic and vibrant group fosters a supportive research environment for staff/trainees in order to build capacity and facilitate unique inter-disciplinary scientific training.

Recent Scientific Publications

  1. Vine D, Ghosh M, Wang T, Bakal J.  Increased Prevalence of Adverse Health Outcomes Across the Lifespan in Those Affected by Polycystic Ovary Syndrome:  a Canadian Population Cohort.  CJC Open.  2023 Dec 15, 1-32.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cjco.2023.12.010.
  2. Jenneffer Rayane Braga Tibaes, Maria Ines Barreto Silva, Bethany Wollin, Donna Vine, Sue Tsai, Caroline Richard.  Sex differences in systemic inflammation and immune function in diet‐induced obesity rodent models: A systematic review.  Obesity Reviews. 2023 Dec 10:e13665. doi: 10.1111/obr.13665.
  3. Tibaes, R.B.J., Barreto-Silva, M.I., Makarowski, A., Blanco Cervantes, P., Richard, C.*.  The nutrition and immunity (nutrIMM) study: protocol for a non-randomized, four-arm parallel-group, controlled feeding trial investigating immune function in obesity and type 2 diabetes.  Frontiers in Nutrition.  2023 Sep 1:10:1243359 2023. DOI: 10.3389/fnut.2023.1243359Impact Factor:  3.5