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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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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


The incredible agressiveness of melanoma

Melanoma is the most dangerous form of skin cancer due to its ability to form metastases in vital organs such as the brain, liver or lungs. A recent study, published in the prestigious journal Nature, showed that this invasive characteristic was due to the extraordinary ability of the cancer cells to crawl along the surface of blood vessels in order to spread throughout the entire body. Download this column


Neverending Hunger

Being overweight or obese has always been considered to be a consequence of a caloric intake which exceeds energetic expenditures. But what if the reverse is true and it is the excess weight which causes a person to consume too much? Let's look at a fascinating hypothesis which could revolutionize the struggle against obesity. Download this column.


The good side of free radicals

The role of oxygen and its derivatives is quite complex and ambivalent. Oxygen is essential to life but its metabolites, the free radicals, generate oxidative stress which has long been  suspected of participating in aging and in the development of several diseases. Some completely unexpected findings indicate that, in contrast, these molecules are absolutely essential to maintaining good health and they are involved in extending life expectancy. Download this column


The electronic cigarette- angel or demon ?

Despite the harmful effects which are well known to be associated with the use of tobacco, 20% of Canadians still smoke due to their very strong addiction to nicotine. A recent study suggests that electronic cigarettes facilitate quitting smoking and could thus represent a valuable asset to people who want to stop smoking. Download this column.


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Fils d'actualité

Richard Béliveau

News Flash!

On a beaucoup parlé ces dernières années, avec raison d'ailleurs, des bienfaits du thé vert pour la prévention de certains types de cancer. Télécharger la chronique.

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