All posts by Christopher Labos

Dr. Christopher Labos MD CM MSc FRCPC is a physician with a Royal College certification in cardiology. After his clinical training at McGill University he pursued a master’s degree in epidemiology. His main research focus is cardiovascular prevention. He realizes that half of his research findings will be disproved in five years: he just doesn’t know which half. He is also an associate with the McGill Office for Science and Society whose mission is to promote critical thinking and present science to the public. He co-hosts a podcast called . He is a freelance contributor for the , CJAD, and has also appeared on CBC Radio and CBC Television. To date, no one has recognized him on the street.

Lessons in confounding epidemiology: Household cleaning products, the microbiome and childhood obesity

Do eco-friendly cleaning products prevent obesity? Probably not, and you shouldn't be eating them anyway.

/ March 14, 2019

The Cholesterol Controversy

Why is cholesterol so much more controversial than the other cardiac risk factors? A review of cholesterol’s troubled and contentious history might help us understand where many of the cholesterol controversies originated… and why it’s time to let them pass into history.

/ February 15, 2019

Cell phones and cancer: random chance in clinical trials

The full results of the National Toxicology Program's study of cell phones and cancer are finally in. They are somewhat complicated, but ultimately do not support the idea that cell phones can cause cancer.

/ April 1, 2018