Dr. Gagnon is an adult endocrinologist. She has completed a 3-year research fellowship in metabolic bone diseases and phosphocalcic metabolism disorders. She is a clinician researcher at the CHU de Québec-Laval University Research Centre and a Professor at Laval University’s School of Medicine. She is also an associate researcher at Laval University’s Institute of Nutrition and Functional Foods. Her research focusses on the impact of obesity and type 2 diabetes treatments on bone health (including bariatric surgery and medical treatments). She also works on the effects of vitamin D and other nutrients on the prevention of type 2 diabetes and, finally, on phosphocalcic metabolism disorders. Her research is financed by Diabète Québec, Diabetes Canada, and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

Dr. Gagnon has received several prizes and honours, including the 2017 research prize from the Fédération des médecins spécialistes du Québec, a 2015 young investigator award from the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research, and an award at the 2015 International Symposium on the Nutritional Aspects of Osteoporosis.

To evaluate the impact of bariatric surgery and other obesity treatments on bone health

Bariatric surgery is associated with clear benefits on reducing obesity-related diseases. However, data cumulated over the last few years suggest that certain types of bariatric procedures have adverse effects on bone health. Moreover, the effect of medical weight loss on bone health is not well studied. Dr. Gagnon’s research aims at evaluating the impact of different types of bariatric procedures and obesity treatments on bone markers, and to determine the mechanisms by which they influence bone health.

To evaluate the effects of vitamin D and other nutrients on the risk of developing type 2 diabetes

Certain nutrients hold promise to decrease the risk of diabetes in people at high risk. Dr. Gagnon’s expertise is to perform clinical trials to evaluate whether these nutrients are effective.

CHUL
2705, boulevard Laurier
TR-96
Québec, Québec
Canada G1V 4G2

Latest news

Data not available

29 entries « 1 of 6 »

Tardio V, Blais JP, Julien AS, Douville P, Lebel S, Biertho L, Marceau S, Hould FS, Gagnon C

Serum Parathyroid Hormone and 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Concentrations Before and After Biliopancreatic Diversion.

Journal Article

Obes Surg, 2018, ISSN: 0960-8923.

Abstract | Links:

O'Connor S, Chouinard-Castonguay S, Gagnon C, Rudkowska I

Prebiotics in the management of components of the metabolic syndrome.

Journal Article

Maturitas, 104 , pp. 11-18, 2017, ISSN: 0378-5122.

Abstract | Links:

Rousseau C, Jean S, Gamache P, Lebel S, Mac-Way F, Biertho L, Michou L, Gagnon C

Change in fracture risk and fracture pattern after bariatric surgery: nested case-control study.

Journal Article

BMJ, 354 , pp. i3794, 2016, ISSN: 0959-8138.

Abstract | Links:

Roy P, Nadeau M, Valle M, Bellmann K, Marette A, Tchernof A, Gagnon C

Vitamin D reduces LPS-induced cytokine release in omental adipose tissue of women but not men.

Journal Article

Steroids, 104 , pp. 65-71, 2015, ISSN: 0039-128X.

Abstract | Links:

Thibault V, Morisset AS, Brown C, Carpentier AC, Baillargeon JP, Langlois MF, Gagnon C

The increase in serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D following weight loss does not contribute to the improvement in insulin sensitivity, insulin secretion and β-cell function.

Journal Article

Br J Nutr, 114 (2), pp. 161-8, 2015, ISSN: 0007-1145.

Abstract | Links:

29 entries « 1 of 6 »

Active projects

  • Bone health after bariatric surgery in patient with type 2 diabetes, Subvention, Association canadienne du diabète, Compétition de recherche 2017, from 2017-07-01 to 2020-06-30
  • Centre de recherche en endocrinologie, métabolisme et inflammation, Subvention, Institutionnel - BDR, BDR - Centres de recherche reconnus, from 1996-06-01 to 2023-04-30
  • Centre hospitalier universitaire de Québec - CHU de Québec-Université Laval, Subvention, Centre hospitalier universitaire de Québec - Université Laval, Centres de recherche affiliés, from 2017-01-01 to 2099-12-31
  • Institut sur la nutrition et les aliments fonctionnels (INAF), Subvention, Fonds de recherche du Québec - Nature et technologies, Regroupements stratégiques, from 2017-04-01 to 2023-03-31
  • Insulinorésistance et santé osseuse chez l’obèse : rôle des nutriments et des facteurs hormonaux, Subvention, Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé, Chercheurs-boursiers cliniciens - Juniors 1 et 2, Seniors, from 2017-07-01 to 2021-06-30
  • Translational approach to establish the cardiometabolic health effects and mechanisms of action of fish nutrients: from animal models to obese insulin-resistant subjects, Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Subventions de recherche programmatique sur l’alimentation et la santé, from 2013-06-01 to 2018-05-31

Recently finished projects

  • Clinical outcomes and predictors of PITuitary disorders in patients with moderate and severe Traumatic Brain Injury: the PIT-TBI prospective multicenter pilot cohort study., Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Subvention de fonctionnement, from 2014-04-01 to 2017-03-31
  • Comparaison du test à l’ACTH faible dose, du test à l’ACTH dose standard et du test de tolérance à l’insuline pour l’évaluation de l’intégrité de l’axe hypothalmo-hypophyso-surrénalien du post-opératoire de chirurgie hypophysaire(fonds méd., Subvention, Université Laval - budget de fonctionnement, from 2012-04-01 to 2016-12-31
  • Facteurs de risque et conséquences des troubles hypophysaires chez les victimes de traumatisme craniocérébral modéré et grave., Subvention, Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé, Consortium pour le développement de la recherche en traumatologie, from 2014-05-01 to 2017-04-30
  • Nutrigenomic approach to investigate the benefits of dairy product consumption on glucose homeostasis, Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Volet Projet: Concours pilotes, from 2016-07-01 to 2017-06-30
  • Redefining the mechanisms of bone and vessels disorders in chronic kidney disease., Subvention, Fondation de l'Université Laval, from 2015-10-01 to 2017-09-30
  • Rôle de la vitamine D dans la prévention et le traitement des maladies liées à la résistance à l'insuline., Subvention, Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé, Chercheurs-boursiers cliniciens - Juniors 1 et 2, Seniors, from 2013-07-01 to 2017-09-30
  • Rôle de la vitamine D dans la prévention et le traitement des maladies liées à la résistance à l'insuline., Subvention, Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé, Établissement de jeunes chercheurs - Juniors 1, from 2013-07-01 to 2017-06-30
  • ROLE OF VITAMIN D IN THE PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF DISEASES ASSOCIATED WITH INSULIN RESISTANCE., Subvention, Association canadienne du diabète, Subvention de fonctionnement, from 2013-01-01 to 2016-07-01
Data provided by the Université Laval research projects registery