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June 25, 2014 Kate Black

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Carla Prado, CAIP Chair in Nutrition, Food and Health, researches the interaction between abnormal body composition-ratios of muscle and fat tissues-and overall health. Prado is particularly interested in sarcopenic obesity-a high amount of fat tissue and low amount of muscle mass.

Her past research suggested that abnormal body compositions can occur at all body weights and can predict complications in clinical conditions such as diabetes and cancer. As CAIP chair in the Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences, Prado is examining what role the foods people eat have on their body composition and, in turn, on their health.

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Carla Prado, PhD, RD

Associate Professor & Campus Alberta Innovates Program (CAIP) Chair in Nutrition, Food and Health; Director of the Human Nutrition Research Unit; CIHR New Investigator

Department of Agricultural Food and Nutritional Science, Faculty of Agricultural Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Alberta

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