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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Monosodium glutamate: an unjustified bad reputation

For several years, monosodium glutamate has been falsely perceived by some as a dangerous food additive, associated with different negative effects on health. Download this column

Olive oil: new anti-tumoural properties

Olive oil is the only source of fat that contains phenolic compounds noted for several biological activities. Download this column.

The bacteria which protect against colon cancer

The intestinal bacteria play a very important role in maintaining good health. Ongoing research in this field has provided some extraordinary discoveries. Download this column.

Physical exercise, as effective as medication

Much more than just a simple way to stay in shape, recent research has shown that regular physical exercise turns out to be as effective as some medications for reducing mortality in people affected by certain heart diseases or diabetes. Download this column.

Why do we like alcohol so much?

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.

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News Flash!

Periodontal diseases such as gingivitis are caused by pathogenic bacteria present in dental plaque. Recent studies have found that the presence of these bacteria are also associated with an increased risk overall for cancers of the esophagus and pancreas. Is the toothbrush a new anticancer weapon? Download this column