Expert Alert - Dads-to-be may also crave pickles and ice cream - CIHR experts available to comment on men's health in light of Father's Day



    OTTAWA, June 12 /CNW Telbec/ - What makes a man a good father? It may
partly be his hormones. Dads-to-be have showed higher levels of estrogen and
prolactin and lower levels of testosterone than non-expectant men. Canadian
Institutes of Health Research experts are exploring the biological forces that
forge the father-child bond.
    In light of Father's Day on June 17, experts from CIHR are available to
comment on this topic as well as other health research being conducted about
masculinity and male particularities. June 11-17 is also International Men's
Health Week.

    
    Experts:
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        The role of the dad in nurturing the baby and the hormonal changes in
        fathers-to-be

        Dr. Michael Kramer, Scientific Director of the Institute of Human
        Development, Child and Youth Health (Montreal) ; and
        Dr. Katherine Elizabeth Wynne-Edwards, CIHR-funded research from
        Queen's University (Kingston)

        Andropause ;

        Health of South Asian immigrant men - South Asians have the highest
        number of diabetics in the world; and
        Prostate cancer support groups: its role and importance

        Dr. John Oliffe, CIHR-funded researcher from the University of
        British Columbia (Vancouver)

        Male eating patterns

        Dr. Susan Barr, CIHR-funded research from the University of British-
        Columbia (Vancouver)

        The experience of male caregivers

        Dr. Francine Ducharme, CIHR-funded researcher from the University of
        Montreal (Montreal) and;
        Dr. Kaysi Eastlikck Kushner, CIHR-funded researcher from the
        University of Alberta (Edmonton)

        Mental health of single fathers: is it different from single mothers?

        Dr. John Cairney, CIHR-funded researcher from the centre for
        Addiction and Mental Health, University of Toronto and Canadian
        Research Chair in Psychiatric Epidemiology (Toronto) and;
        Dr. Terrance Wade, CIHR-funded researcher from Brock University and
        Canadian Research Chair in Child and Youth Wellness (St. Catherines)

    The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is the Government of
Canada's agency for health research. CIHR's mission is to create new
scientific knowledge and to catalyze its translation into improved health,
more effective health services and products, and a strengthened Canadian
health care system. Composed of 13 Institutes, CIHR provides leadership and
support to more than 10,000 health researchers and trainees across Canada.
www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca
    




For further information:

For further information: For an interview: David Coulombe, CIHR Media
Specialist, Office: (613) 941-4563, Mobile: (613) 808-7526,
mediarelations@cihr-irsc.gc.ca; Ce document est également disponible en
français.


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