Jennifer Kuk

Associate Professor, York University

Obesity, Weight Loss, Physical Activity, Diet, Exercise, Weight Loss Ethics, Diabetes, Health


New study questions Canadians' ability to estimate serving sizes

York University Professor Jennifer Kuk's new study examines how Canadians estimate serving sizes from Canada's Food Guide.

York U study shows obesity alone does not increase risk of death

Researchers at York University’s Faculty of Health have found that patients who have metabolic healthy obesity, but no other metabolic risk factors, do not have an increased rate of mortality.

The results of this study could impact how we think about obesity and health, says Jennifer Kuk, associate professor at the School of Kinesiology and Health Science, who led the research team at York University.
The study is published in Clinical Obesity (July 12, 2018)

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Dr. Jennifer Kuk, PhD, is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Kinesiology and Health Science at York University. She has published over 100 scientific papers, reports, and chapters related to obesity, health and lifestyle behaviors. Currently, her laboratory is studying how obesity, nutrition, and physical activity is related with disease and how best to treat the health problems in people living with obesity. In particular, we are working on determining the best weight management treatment strategies for maintaining and improving health.


  • Weight Loss Ethics
  • Exercise
  • Obesity
  • Weight Loss
  • Physical Activity
  • Diet
  • Diabetes
  • Health