Every 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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Conquering misfortune via lifestyle
According to a recent study, the greater part of the mutations responsible for the development of cancers arise spontaneously, by simple bad luck, throughout our lifetimes. This discovery underlines the importance of adopting a lifestyle capable of constraining the progression of these cancerous cells into a mature cancer. Download the column
Bitterness, a line of defense against nasal infections
Recent studies indicate that receptors for bitter taste are also present in the nose and that they trigger an antibacterial response which reduces infections. Download the column
Soy and breast cancer; an end to the controversy
A recent study has confirmed, yet again, that the regular consumption of soy does not pose any risk for women who have had breast cancer and that it even diminishes the risk of the cancer’s recurrence. Download the column
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
A study shows that increased consumption of hydroxytyrosol, a phenolic compound found in large quantities within virgin olive oil and red wine, is associated with a significantly decreased risk of cardiovascular diseases and of premature death. Download the column