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Journal de MontréalEvery Monday since October 24, 2005, Richard Béliveau, Ph.D., publishes a column in the section Votre Vie (Your Life) in the Journal de Montréal in which he describes the latest developments on maintaining health through diet in an easy-to-read and engaging style. Thanks to the generosity of the Journal de Montréal, you can download and consult all of the columns in high resolution PDF format from our website.

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A Happy Childhood is Important for One's Health

Two important studies published in rapid succession have shown that children who grow up in an environment of violence or of severe deprivation show modifications in their genetic blueprints (DNA) which increase the risk of various diseases. Our health depends on our genetic heritage but also, and in an extremely important way, on the environment to which we expose our genes, an environment which can epigenetically modulate the probability of these genes  being expressed or repressed. Chronic diseases and early aging are the result of this interaction. Download this column


Cancer, an ancient enemy

Even though cancer is considered a scourge of modern times, an important publication in the prestigious scientific journal Nature has shown that this disease is actually quite ancient and that it even affected very primitive organisms, appearing during the earliest stages of life on Earth. Download this column


Being sedentary increases the risk of cancer

Globally, it has been estimated that lack of physical activity is directly responsible each year for five million deaths, as many as those linked to tobacco. A study recently published in the prestigious Journal of the National Cancer Institute, which compiled the studies performed on this  topic over the past few years, indicated that people who do very little physical activity are considerably more at risk for certain types of cancer. Download this column


Alcohol and breast cancer: best to understand the risks

Moderate consumption of alcohol is associated with a decreased risk of heart disease but, in parallel, it slightly increases the risk of breast cancer. For women who drink, it is thus important to carefully weigh the advantages and the disadvantages associated with drinking alcohol. Download this column


Blueberries against cancer

A fantastic summertime delicacy, blueberries are also one of the fruits which contain the highest levels of anticancer molecules. This property can play a very important role in the prevention of hormone-independent breast cancer, a form of this cancer which is very difficult to treat. Download this column


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Fils d'actualité

Richard Béliveau

News Flash!

Le folate (vitamine B9) qui est présent dans les végétaux joue un rôle déterminant dans la prévention de plusieurs types de cancers. Cependant, une étude récente indique que la consommation de fortes doses de cette vitamine sous forme de suppléments augmente considérablement le risque de cancer de la prostate. En alimentation, comme dans la vie en général, les excès peuvent être aussi néfastes que les carences. Télécharger la chronique.

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