Obesity

  • June 21, 2022

    Exercise-induced molecule suppresses hunger, may help treat obesity

  • Wed, 11/17/2021 - 13:59

    Dr. Raedeh Basiri is an assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition and Food Studies. Basiri’s research interests are assessing the effects of healthy eating on the prevention and treatment of diabetes and obesity. She is also interested in preventing pediatric obesity via the application of multi-faceted interventions.

  • October 6, 2021

    The College is proud to announce the recent partnership between George Mason University and Maseno University (MSU), located in Kisumu, Kenya. The partnership, led by associate professor Constance Gewa, aims to stimulate and support educational and intercultural projects between MSU and Mason's Department of Nutrition and Food Studies.

  • June 9, 2021

    Lilian de Jonge, PhD, associate professor of nutrition, provides insight and answers questions regarding one of the most popular weight management trends: intermittent fasting.

  • May 17, 2021

    When it comes sharing recipes on social media, what users post, and what they cook may be two different things according to a recent study led by Hong Xue, PhD at George Mason University. The study, published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR), analyzed hundreds of recipes and found users liked and pinned posts that were healthy, but more heavily engaged off-line with recipes that were high in fat, sugar, and total calories.

  • Mon, 10/05/2020 - 10:42

    Dr. Batheja is Term Assistant Professor in the Department of Food and Nutrition Studies. Batheja’s research interests are how to leverage technology to create dietary behavior changes and impact overweight and obesity.

  • Wed, 01/09/2019 - 09:22

    Dr. Cheskin is Professor and Chair of the Department of Nutrition and Food Studies, Co-Principal Investigator of the Mason Cohort: Health Starts Here study, and Adjunct Professor at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.  He received his medical degree from Dartmouth, and postdoctoral training at Yale-New Haven Hospital. 

  • Tue, 10/20/2015 - 19:24

    Dr. Lilian de Jonge is an associate professor at the Department of Nutrition and Food Studies. She obtained her PhD degree in nutrition from the Université de Montréal, in Montréal, Canada.