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Is phthalate alternative really safe?

New MUHC research warns DINCH plasticizer may need further safety evaluation
Wed, 2015-06-17 09:46

A commonly used  plasticizer known as DINCH, which is found in products that come into close contact with humans, such as medical devices, children's toys and food packaging, might not be as safe as initially thought. According to a new study from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) in Montreal, DINCH exerts biological effects on metabolic processes in mammals.

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How metabolism and brain activity are linked

Study sheds light on why diet may help control seizures in epilepsy patients
Thu, 2014-01-16 10:58

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Calcium supplements linked to longer lifespans in women

Calcium-rich diet and supplements provide similar benefits
Wed, 2013-05-22 15:02

Taking a calcium supplement of up to 1,000 mg per day can help women live longer, according to a study whose lead author was Lisa Langsetmo, a Ph.D. Research Associate at McGill University, and whose senior author was Prof. David Goltzman, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism in the Department of Medicine of the Faculty of Medicine and researcher in the Musculoskeletal Disorders axis at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC).Their findings are published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM).

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How genetics shape our addictions

Thu, 2012-09-20 11:08

Genes predict the brain’s reaction to smoking 

Have you ever wondered why some people find it so much easier to stop smoking than others? New research shows that vulnerability to smoking addiction is shaped by our genes. A study from the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital - The Neuro, McGill University shows that people with genetically fast nicotine metabolism have a significantly greater brain response to smoking cues than those with slow nicotine metabolism.

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