McMaster researchers say the sweaty secret to keeping skin young — and maybe even reversing skin aging — can be found in exercise. And their work is getting a lot of attention.
Mark Tarnopolsky, a professor of pediatrics and exercise science, led a team of researchers who have found that people over the age of 40 who exercise regularly have healthier skin. In fact, the study showed their skin to be closer in composition to that of 20- and 30-year-olds.
Dr. Michael Boyle, one of the country's leading experts in the determinants of child health, has been named Director of the Offord Centre for Child Studies. His research focuses on developmental influences on child health in early life and the effects of socio-economic disadvantage assessed in families and neighbourhoods.
Boyle, a professor of psychiatry and behavioural neurosciences, has training in social work, clinical epidemiology and community health.
"Michael Boyle's ability to see the social landscape and the individual person at the same time allows him to understand children's health with the depth and vision that will empower the Offord Centre to find new answers to questions of critical importance to us all," said Dr. John Kelton, Dean and Vice-President, Faculty of Health Sciences.