Seven emerging researchers given national honour

News

Today, the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) announced 80 new members to the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists, seven of which are McGill scholars. Honorees hail from a broad range of faculties: Arts, Science, Engineering, Management, and Medicine.

L’obésité est liée à un risque accru de sclérose en plaques

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Une nouvelle recherche suggère la présence d’un lien de cause à effet entre l’indice de masse corporelle et le risque d’apparition de la sclérose en plaques, d’après une étude dirigée par le Dr Brent Richards, de l’Institut Lady Davis de l’Hôpital général juif. Cela confirme les études observationnelles précédentes qui avaient suggéré l’existence d’un tel lien.

Obesity linked to increased risk of multiple sclerosis

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New research suggests the presence of a causal association between body mass index and risk of developing multiple sclerosis, according to a study conducted by Dr. Brent Richards and colleagues of the Lady Davis Institute at the Jewish General Hospital. This confirms previous observational studies that had suggested the existence of such a link.

Vitamin D deficiency linked to MS risk

Research

Low levels of vitamin D significantly increase the risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a study led by Dr. Brent Richards of the Lady Davis Institute at the Jewish General Hospital, and published in PLOS Medicine.