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Thu, 2015-05-21 11:47

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Popular antioxidant likely ineffective, study finds

Research with mice undercuts widely held belief that ubiquinone protects cells against damage from free radicals
Fri, 2015-03-06 09:56

The popular dietary supplement ubiquinone, also known as Coenzyme Q10, is widely believed to function as an antioxidant, protecting cells against damage from free radicals. But a new study by scientists at McGill University finds that ubiquinone is not a crucial antioxidant -- and that consuming it is unlikely to provide any benefit.

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Contact: Cynthia Lee
Organization: Media Relations Office
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Office Phone: 514-398-6754

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Contact: Prof. Siegfried Hekimi
Organization: Department of Biology
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Current nutrition labeling is hard to digest

Study compares four types of nutrition labels, the least effective being the one currently required in Canada and the US.
Tue, 2015-01-20 10:45

Current government-mandated nutrition labeling is ineffective in improving nutrition, but there is a better system available, according to a study by McGill University researchers published in the December issue of the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences.

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Contact: Melody Enguix
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Contact: Thomas Shultz
Organization: Professor of Psychology and Computer Science at McGill
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Controlling obesity with potato extract

Extract of Irish potatoes, rich in polyphenols, reduces weight gain to a surprising extent
Tue, 2014-12-09 09:53

Take a look in your pantry: the miracle ingredient for fighting obesity may already be there. A simple potato extract may limit weight gain from a diet that is high in fat and refined carbohydrates, according to scientists at McGill University.

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Contact: Melody Enguix
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Office Phone: 514 398 6751
Mobile Phone: 514 796 6751
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Experts: Report from the Auditor General of Canada

Mon, 2014-11-24 08:55

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Contact: Raphaël Larocque-Cyr
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Office Phone: 514-398-6693
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Biodiverse agriculture as part of a food-secure future

Policy makers should value environmental, health benefits of small-scale local farming, researcher argues .
Sat, 2014-02-15 16:28

Is biodiverse agriculture an anachronism?  Or is it a vital part of a food-secure future?

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Contact: Chris Chipello
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Office Phone: 514-398-4201
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