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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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

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

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

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Richard Béliveau

News Flash!

Allergic asthma is caused by a disproportionate immune response which causes inflammation of the bronchial tubes and makes breathing difficult. Along with the well-known role of certain allergens present in the air, surprising results published in the very prestigious journal Nature Medicine suggest that a deficiency in dietary fibre could also contribute to the development of this form of allergy. Download this column.