Prevention Columns Tue, 27 Jun 2017 01:10:49 -0400 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb (Richard Beliveau) Alcohol: a connection that goes back millions of years Alcohol is the drug most commonly consumed by the population, with more than 8 in 10 Quebeckers regularly consuming alcoholic drinks. It seems that this attraction to alcohol is the result of a genetic mutation which occurred several million years ago, even before the appearance of the first Homo sapiens. Download the column

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Omega-3s protecting the brain A study has shown that one omega-3 fatty acid in the diet, docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), plays a predominant role in the sealing of the barrier of blood vessels which protects the brain. Download the column

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Good health starts young Two studies recently confirmed that adopting healthy lifestyle habits during childhood and adolescence drastically diminished the risks of breast cancer and cognitive troubles in adult life. Download the column

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The naked mole rate could one day save your life! A study recently showed that the naked mole rat possesses the ability to survive prolonged periods in the absence of oxygen, a property which could lead to the development of new strategies for reducing the damage caused by certain ischemic diseases such as heart attacks and strokes. Download the column

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Whole grains make you lose weight A new study shows that the simple act of replacing refined flours with whole grain products increases basic metabolism and promotes weight loss. Download the column

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Lives saved by banning trans fats A recent study showed that the prohibition of trans fats within restaurants in some regions of New York resulted in a significant decrease in hospitalizations caused by heart attacks and strokes. Banning these trans fats can thus actually save lives and it is hoped that the Canadian government will proceed with its plan to completely eliminate these toxic fats from our diet. Download the column

]]> (Roxanne Saumur) Prevention Columns Mon, 08 May 2017 13:00:00 -0400
A bacterium which makes you lose weight In preclinical studies, the administration of Akkermansia muciniphila, a bacterium of the intestinal flora, prevented the development of obesity and type 2 diabetes, which are provoked by overeating. According to a recent discovery, these positive effects could be reproduced by a protein present on the surface of this bacterium, which opens the door to its use for the treatment of these obesity-induced metabolic disorders in people. Download the column

]]> (Roxanne Saumur) Prevention Columns Mon, 01 May 2017 21:44:52 -0400
Conquering misfortune via lifestyle According to a recent study, the greater part of the mutations responsible for the development of cancers arise spontaneously, by simple bad luck, throughout our lifetimes. This discovery underlines the importance of adopting a lifestyle capable of constraining the progression of these cancerous cells into a mature cancer. Download the column

]]> (Roxanne Saumur) Prevention Columns Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:00:00 -0400
Bitterness, a line of defense against nasal infections 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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