Nutrition, Lipoproteins and Cardiometabolic Diseases
Clinical and basic research at the Nutrition, Lipoproteins and Cardiometabolic Diseases Research Unit explores novel mechanisms for the development of cardiometabolic diseases in humans, such as type 2 diabetes and atherosclerosis. In particular, members of the laboratory examine the role of atherogenic lipoproteins, chronic inflammation and dysfunctional white adipose tissue in this process.
Moreover, May Faraj's team examines the effect of various nutritional interventions as therapeutic tools to reverse early cardiometabolic abnormalities. This will aid in the primary prevention of cardiometabolic diseases in humans, particularly among overweight and obese subjects.
- Director, Nutrition, Lipoproteins and Cardiometabolic Disease Research Unit, IRCM
- Visiting Research Professor, IRCM
- Associate Professor (Full time), Department of Nutrition, Université de Montréal
- Adjunct professor, Department of Molecular Biology, Université de Montréal
- Member, Ordre professionnel des diététistes du Québec (OPDQ)
- Principal investigator, Montreal Diabetes Research Center (MDRC)
- Membre, Cardiometabolic Health, Diabetes, Obesity Research Network
Awards and honours
- 2015 Excellence Teaching Award for Graduate Studies, Université de Montréal
- 2011 Arabic Women in Québec Trophy - in Health, Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration
- 2010 Young Researcher Award, American Heart Association (ATVB)
Degrees and relevant experience
- Postdoctoral training, Nutrition, Université de Montréal, QC
- PhD, Experimental Medicine (Dean’s Honour List), McGill University, QC
- MSc, Dietetics and Human Nutrition, McGill University, QC
- BSc, Dietetics and Human Nutrition, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Lamantia V, Bissonnette S, Provost V, Devaux M, Cyr Y, Daneault C, Rosiers CD, Faraj M, The Association of Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid δ-5-Desaturase Activity with Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes Is Dependent on Plasma ApoB-Lipoproteins in Overweight and Obese Adults. - The Journal Of Nutrition 2019 Jan 1
Bissonnette S, Saint-Pierre N, Lamantia V, Leroux C, Provost V, Cyr Y, Rabasa-Lhoret R, Faraj M, High plasma apolipoprotein B identifies obese subjects who best ameliorate white adipose tissue dysfunction and glucose-induced hyperinsulinemia after a hypocaloric diet. - The American Journal Of Clinical Nutrition 2018 Jul 1
Wassef H, Bissonnette S, Dufour R, Davignon J, Faraj M, Enrichment of Triglyceride-Rich Lipoproteins with Apolipoprotein C-I Is Positively Associated with Their Delayed Plasma Clearance Independently of Other Transferable Apolipoproteins in Postmenopausal Overweight and Obese Women. - The Journal Of Nutrition 2017 May
Global News (Global News Morning Montreal) - An IRCM study is using a 5-course breakfast to track risk factors for type 2 diabetes.
Journal Métro - A study led by May Faraj could lead to major advances in the prevention of type 2 diabetes.
Journal Métro - To help patients who are most likely to develop these two health problems, May Faraj invites participants in her study to a special five-course breakfast.
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