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Jean-Pierre Desprs is Professor at the Department of Kinesiology at Université Laval, Québec, Canada. Dr. Després received his Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology from Université Laval in 1984. He then pursued a post-doctoral training at the Department of Medicine of the University of Toronto from 1984 to 1986. He established himself as a research scholar at Université Laval in 1986. In 1999, he was appointed as Director of Research in cardiology at the Québec Heart and Lung Institute in Québec City. Dr. Després’ expertise covers the assessment and management of obesity and body fat distribution, lipid metabolism, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, exercise, nutrition and the prevention and the treatment of CHD risk factors. Since 2005, Dr. Després holds the position of Scientific Director of the International Chair on Cardiometabolic Risk at Université Laval. He has also been the Editor for the International Journal of Obesity from 1992 to 2000, and he is currently a member of the editorial boards of several scientific journals. Dr. Després has published 625 papers in peer-reviewed journals and 55 book chapters. His work has been cited more than 25,000 times.
Exercise Physiology, Cardiometabolic Risk, obesity and body fat distribution, lipid metabolism, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, exercise, nutrition