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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Tracking down the ideal analgesic

The spectacular discovery of a compound possessing an analgesic action as strong as that of morphine, but lacking its secondary effects, could revolutionize the treatment of pain. Download the column

Chemotherapy: The advantage of putting cancer on a diet

Two important studies show that a reduction in caloric intake activates the immune system and increases the effectiveness of chemotherapy. Download the column

“Diet” products stimulate the appetite!

A study suggests that artificial sweeteners stimulate the consumption of food and activate certain neurons involved in the control of appetite. This is a reminder that the “diet” foods are not a useful approach for reducing caloric intake or for maintaining a healthy body weight. Download the column

Liquid Biopsy: preventing cancer recurrence

Measuring DNA derived from cancerous cells in the blood of patients who had experienced ovarian cancer allowed early detection for recurrence of this disease and improved the chances of survival. Download the column

Yoshinori Ohsumi: A Nobel Prize for life and death

The 2016 Nobel Prize for medicine was awarded last week to the biologist Yoshinori Ohsumi for his discoveries on autophagy, a form of cellular death which plays a fundamental role in the maintenance of good health. This is a good occasion to recall that understanding death often allows us to better appreciate life and to plainly see the incredible complexity of the human body. Download this column

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Richard Béliveau

News Flash!

The loss of muscle mass which accompanies aging is one of the principal causes of fragility in the elderly. This phenomenon, called sarcopenia, may be largely
preventable by regular exercise throughout the adult years. Download this column