2015-10 140L JdeMontreal RGBEvery 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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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

Soy and breast cancer; an end to the controversy

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

The Mediterranean diet for preventing breast cancer

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

To live longer, eat plants!

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

The hidden face of abdominal fat

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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Richard Béliveau

News Flash!

The holiday times are, for some, an occasion to share a glass (or two) with family and friends. The biochemical origin of our relationship with alcohol is complex. The attraction to this toxic substance is due to our unique ability to efficiently digest it, a property inherited from our primate ancestors. Download this column.