Prevention Columns https://www.richardbeliveau.org/en/prevention-columns.html Sat, 29 Apr 2017 09:12:34 -0400 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb michel.plante@pragma.ca (Richard Beliveau) Bitterness, a line of defense against nasal infections https://www.richardbeliveau.org/en/prevention-columns/921-bitterness-a-line-of-defense-agains-nasal-infections.html https://www.richardbeliveau.org/en/prevention-columns/921-bitterness-a-line-of-defense-agains-nasal-infections.html Recent studies indicate that receptors for bitter taste are also present in the nose and that they trigger an antibacterial response which reduces infections. Download the column

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info@emediacommunications.ca (Roxanne Saumur) Prevention Columns Mon, 17 Apr 2017 13:00:00 -0400
Soy and breast cancer; an end to the controversy https://www.richardbeliveau.org/en/prevention-columns/920-soy-and-breast-cancer-an-end-to-the-controversy.html https://www.richardbeliveau.org/en/prevention-columns/920-soy-and-breast-cancer-an-end-to-the-controversy.html A recent study has confirmed, yet again, that the regular consumption of soy does not pose any risk for women who have had breast cancer and that it even diminishes the risk of the cancer’s recurrence. Download the column

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info@emediacommunications.ca (Roxanne Saumur) Prevention Columns Mon, 10 Apr 2017 13:00:00 -0400
The Mediterranean diet for preventing breast cancer https://www.richardbeliveau.org/en/prevention-columns/916-the-mediterranean-diet-for-preventing-breast-cancer.html https://www.richardbeliveau.org/en/prevention-columns/916-the-mediterranean-diet-for-preventing-breast-cancer.html A Dutch study, performed for the World Cancer Research Fund, showed that adoption of a Mediterranean diet reduced the risk of developing hormone-independent breast cancer by 40%. Download the column

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info@emediacommunications.ca (Roxanne Saumur) Prevention Columns Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:00:00 -0400
To live longer, eat plants! https://www.richardbeliveau.org/en/prevention-columns/912-to-live-longer-eat-plants.html https://www.richardbeliveau.org/en/prevention-columns/912-to-live-longer-eat-plants.html A recent study has confirmed, in remarkable fashion, that the regular consumption of certain fruits and vegetables specifically diminishes the risks of cardiovascular diseases and of cancer, and improves life expectancy. Download the column

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info@emediacommunications.ca (Roxanne Saumur) Prevention Columns Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:00:00 -0400
The hidden face of abdominal fat https://www.richardbeliveau.org/en/prevention-columns/911-the-hidden-face-of-abdominal-fat.html https://www.richardbeliveau.org/en/prevention-columns/911-the-hidden-face-of-abdominal-fat.html A recent study confirms that excess fat around the abdomen considerably increases the risk of type 2 diabetes and of cardiovascular diseases. Download the column

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info@emediacommunications.ca (Roxanne Saumur) Prevention Columns Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:00:00 -0400
Cannabis and memory losses https://www.richardbeliveau.org/en/prevention-columns/907-cannabis-and-memory-losses.html https://www.richardbeliveau.org/en/prevention-columns/907-cannabis-and-memory-losses.html Numerous studies have shown that elevated consumption of cannabis can lead to losses of memory in the short to long term. Recent studies permit us to consider whether this effect could be due to a perturbation in the mitochondria present within hippocampal cells of the brain. Download the column

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info@emediacommunications.ca (Roxanne Saumur) Prevention Columns Mon, 13 Mar 2017 13:00:00 -0400
The heavy consequences of maternal obesity https://www.richardbeliveau.org/en/prevention-columns/906-the-heavy-consequences-of-maternal-obesity.html https://www.richardbeliveau.org/en/prevention-columns/906-the-heavy-consequences-of-maternal-obesity.html Several studies have shown that maternal obesity, beyond increasing the risk of complications during pregnancy, can also have a negative influence on the health of the children, both the physical and mental points of view. Download the column

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info@emediacommunications.ca (Roxanne Saumur) Prevention Columns Mon, 06 Mar 2017 14:00:00 -0500
Metastases: the role of saturated fats https://www.richardbeliveau.org/en/prevention-columns/905-metastases-the-role-of-saturated-fats.html https://www.richardbeliveau.org/en/prevention-columns/905-metastases-the-role-of-saturated-fats.html A study has shown that the metastases from several different types of cancers are derived from subpopulations of tumor cells which express the fatty acid receptor CD36 at their cell surface. The activation of this receptor by a saturated fat that is ubiquitous in modern diets (palmitate) stimulates the formation of these metastases, suggesting that an excess of saturated fats in the diet could play an important role in the evolution of cancer. Download the column

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info@emediacommunications.ca (Roxanne Saumur) Prevention Columns Mon, 27 Feb 2017 14:00:00 -0500
The cavemen loved their vegetables https://www.richardbeliveau.org/en/prevention-columns/895-the-cavemen-loved-their-vegetables.html https://www.richardbeliveau.org/en/prevention-columns/895-the-cavemen-loved-their-vegetables.html The recent discovery of a very large amount of residue from edible plants at an archaeological site dating from about 800,000 years ago suggests that the menu of prehistoric people was much more diversified than had been thought and that plants constituted the basis of their diet. Download the column

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info@emediacommunications.ca (Roxanne Saumur) Prevention Columns Mon, 13 Feb 2017 14:00:00 -0500