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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The importance of circadian rythms
The Nobel Prize for medicine and physiology in 2017 was awarded last Monday to three scientists who discovered the mechanisms controlling the biological clock. It is a richly deserved honor, because these circadian rhythms play a crucial role in the harmonious function of the human body. Download the column
Being social is good for the heart!
An important study recently showed that the women who were the most socially integrated decreased their risk of developing coronary disease by half. Download the column
Lung cancer: the influence of dietary fats
A very large-scale population study has shown that the replacement of saturated fats by polyunsaturated fats significantly diminished the risk of lung cancer, particularly amongst smokers. Download the column
Colon cancer: a bacterium which obstructs chemotherapy
A study reports that a bacterium called Fusobacterium nucleatum helps colon cancer cells to resist chemotherapy medications and contributes to cancer recurrence. Download the column
Nine factors for preventing Alzheimer's disease
A recent study published in the British journal Lancet takes stock of the factors in our lifestyle which can significantly diminish the risk of dementias, including Alzheimer’s disease. Download the column