Ronald Worton


Ronald Worton is a retired geneticist, former Geneticist-in-Chief at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children, and former CEO and Scientific Director of the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. He is a Laureate of the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame for his role in identifying the defective gene responsible for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. He is not an expert on the risks associated with consumption of alcohol, but he believes that when such risks are released to the public, they must be presented with sufficient explanatory detail to avoid serious misinterpretation by the public.


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by Ronald Worton

Context matters: Canada’s guidance on alcohol and health needs a rethink

The public should be given the right information to understand the risks associated with alcohol consumption. But Canada's new drinking guidelines leave something to be desired.

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