Expert Alert - Boo! Spooky Halloween Research - CIHR experts available to comment on shivering health research

    OTTAWA, Oct. 24 /CNW Telbec/ - It's that time again. Witches, ghosts, and
maybe even Dora the Explorer, will go out trick-or-treating. Health wise,
Halloween in itself is not all that bad. It's a pretty good community event,
and even eating your favourite candies is alright. Let's be honest, it's not
oranges kids are looking for when going door-to-door. But when Halloween
candies last until Christmas, you might want to start asking yourself a few
    This Halloween, Canadian Institutes of Health Research experts are giving
tips and offering advice.


    Halloween treats for children! Tips to prevent obesity, diabetes and
    Dr. Michael Kramer, Scientific Director of the CIHR Institute of Human
    Development, Child and Youth Health (Montreal)

    Halloween Day should be just that, a "day": steady diet of too many empty
    calories can add pounds on children quickly
    Dr. Diane Finegood, Scientific Director of the CIHR Institute of
    Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes (Vancouver)

    Your mother told you you'd end up on the dentist chair eating too many
    candies. What is too many?
    Dr. Richard P. Ellen, CIHR-funded researcher from the University of
    Toronto (Toronto)

    Glow-in-the-dark yoghurt tubes, drink mixes that 'magically' change
    colour : how marketers appeal to kids with "food in disguise"
    Dr. Charlene Elliott, CIHR-funded researcher from Carleton University

    Dealing with Halloween in communities with high obesity rates
    Dr. Harriet Kuhnlein, CIHR-funded researcher from McGill University

    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 11,000 health researchers and trainees across Canada.

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