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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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

Cannabis and memory losses

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

The heavy consequences of maternal obesity

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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Richard Béliveau

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In the presence of excess nutrition, the bacteria of the intestinal flora produce a fatty acid which stimulates the production of insulin and leads to a series of derangements in metabolism that favour the accumulation of excessive fat and the development of obesity. Download the column