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Dr. Benoît Lamarche

Full Professor, School of Nutrition and Chair of Nutrition, Laval University

Benoît Lamarche, PhD is Full Professor at the School of Nutrition and Chair of Nutrition at Laval University. He has published more than 270 peer-reviewed papers in areas related to diet and its impact on metabolic syndrome, obesity, inflammation and dyslipidemia. His research on the association between small dense LDL particles and the risk of CHD, on the effect of trans fat from industrial and ruminant sources on blood lipids and on Mediterranean diet is highly cited. He has also recently developed a research interest in sport nutrition. He has contributed the training of more than 50 MSc and PhD students. He has received numerous awards, including awards from the Société Québécoise de lipidologie, nutrition et métabolisme (Prix des Fondateurs, 2013), the Canadian Nutrition Society (Centrum New Investigator Award, 2011), the Utrech Group and the International Dairy Federation (Wiebe Visser Bi-annual International Nutrition Award, 2004). Benoît Lamarche is an Olympian (1984,1988) in long track speed skating.