But I Was Told Drinking Was Good for Me? (Virtual)

Friday, March 17, 2023 12:00to13:15

Offered by the Health and Well-Being Program

Are the benefits of moderate drinking a universal truth or a medical myth? Since the release of Canada’s Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines in 2011, substantial new research on the association between alcohol use and physical, mental and social harms has been done. Evidence shows that consuming alcohol increases the risk of such harms, including the risk of seven types of cancer, short-term disability and injury, and heart disease and stroke. Join Dr. Christopher Labos in this session to understand the impacts of drinking alcohol, and the new recommended amounts.

  • Does alcohol have benefits?
  • The links between alcohol and chronic illnesses
  • The effects of reducing alcohol consumption
  • What is the recommended amount of alcohol consumption?

For questions about this session, please email healthandwellbeing.hr [at] mcgill.ca. The link to the session will be sent the morning of the presentation. Registration closes on March 17 at 9 am. 

About the Speaker:

Dr. Christopher Labos is a cardiologist with a degree in epidemiology. He is a columnist with the Montreal Gazette, is featured on the Sunday Morning House Call on CJAD radio, and has a regular TV segment with CTV Montreal and CBC Morning Live. He is also a blogger for the medical website Medscape and he co-hosts the award-winning podcast “The Body of Evidence.” He spends most of his time doing things that he doesn’t get paid for, like doing research, teaching, and podcasting. Occasionally, he finds time to practice as a cardiologist so he can pay his rent. He realizes that half of his research findings will be disproved in five years: he just doesn’t know which half. To date no one has asked him for his autograph.

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  2. In the Employee Menu, click on Training Menu, select Health and Well-Being, and select this course to register
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