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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When Memory Fails Following Chemotherapy

Some people who receive chemotherapy for the treatment of cancer display cognitive symptoms following the treatments. This is a phenomenon commonly known as "chemo brain". Download this column.

The Role of Intestinal Bacteria in Heart Disease

Increased consumption of red meat has long been known as a risk factor for heart disease. Surprising results which were recently published in the journal Nature Medicine suggest that this increase is due to certain intestinal bacteria which transform a molecule found in meat into a compound that is toxic for blood vessels. Download the column.

Chemotherapy: the Essential Role of the Immune System

Chemotherapeutic medications are used in the treatment of several cancers because of their ability to block the uncontrolled growth of cancer cells. One recent study has shown that the involvement of the immune system plays a crucial role in the efficacity of these treatments. Download the column.

Hot Dogs Lead to an Early Grave

Delicatessan meats are popular foods because of their low cost and ease of consumption. Nevertheless, eating these foods can involve a threat to one's health as consumers of sausage, bacon, smoked meat and ham have a 45% higher risk of early death. Download the column.

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News Flash!

The conclusions of a long-term study have confirmed that the addition of the medication Herceptin to conventional chemotherapy increased the survival of certain types of breast cancer by 40%. A glance at this powerful medication, which has completely revolutionized the treatment of this cancer. Download this column