University of Alberta Media Releases










University of Alberta Folio, March 1, 2021, "Researchers discover better measure of future risk for heart disease, diabetes in youth living with obesity"











University 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".




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

Sustainable Futures Summer 2010 (Page 20)


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"











Global News, Health Matters, May 31, 2021

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















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".



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


E-Newsletters and Articles

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

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


Electronic (WWW)









PCOS Together Online Community Forum, May 31, 2021

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


Industry Coverage







Alberta Beef Producers, September 9, 2011

ALMA FutureFare 2011