Every 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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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
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
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
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
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
The mouth is in direct contact with alcohol and is thus particularly vulnerable to its toxic effects. Along with strong alcoholic drinks and tobacco, recent observations suggest that the alcohol contained in certain mouthwashes can also increase the risk of oral cancer. Download this column