OTTAWA, Feb. 9 /CNW Telbec/ - Valentine's day is quickly approaching!
Whether we are spending time with a special someone or going solo, this
occasion is also a day to reflect on the need to maintain our health. In the
context of February's "Heart Health" month, it is a good time to take stock of
our physical and mental health.
CIHR experts are available to offer advice and information on how to make
Valentine's Day healthier.
Treat yourself to a glass of red wine on Valentine's Day; it may slow
down the aging process and age-related diseases!
Dr. Karim Mekhail, CIHR-funded researcher at Harvard University
Can men indulge in more Valentine's Day treats than women? How the two
sexes handle fat and cholesterol differently
Dr. Luis B. Agellon, CIHR-funded researcher at McGill University
The importance of social support in homosexual relationships and the
impact on mental and physical well-being
Dr. Karen Lyndsay Blair, CIHR-funded researcher at Acadia University
Too many Valentine's Day sweets? Adopt a healthy diet that suits you!
Dr. Sophie Desroches, CIHR-funded researcher at l'Hôpital Saint-François
A change of season; a change of heart? The impact of the season on
thoughts, moods and behaviour
Ms. Fern Erin Jaspers-Fayer, CIHR-funded researcher at Simon Fraser
Absence makes the heart grow stronger: Avoid those Valentine's Day
candies to maintain a healthy heart!
Drs. Sonia Savitri Anand, Richard C. Austin, Arya Mitra Sharma, Bernardo
Trigatti, Jeffrey I. Weitz, Salim Yusuf, CIHR-funded researchers at the
Hamilton General Hospital (Hamilton).
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 enable 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 nearly 12,000 health researchers and trainees across Canada.
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