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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The stunning carcinogenic power of tobacco smoke

An important study in the prestigious journal Science showed that daily smoking a pack of cigarettes caused the appearance of hundreds of mutations in each of the lung cells every year. Download the column

The incredible aggressiveness of pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer is a devastating disease which appears suddenly and has a very low chance of survival for the patient. An important publication in the prestigious journal Nature showed that the very aggressive nature of this cancer is caused by a veritable explosion of errors in the DNA of pancreatic cells, which permits them to race through the stages of development and to become cancerous very rapidly. Download the column

Radiation: water bear to the rescue?

A microscopic creature known as the tardigrade possesses a DNA repair system that is very powerful, permitting it to tolerate extreme environmental conditions. Japanese scientists have recently shown that this ability could be used to protect human DNA against radiation. Download the column

Bacteria which improve the effectiveness of chemotherapy

Certain bacteria present at the intestinal mucosa increase the effectiveness of cyclophosphamide, a chemotherapeutic agent used in the treatment of numerous cancers. Download this column

A new weapon against kidney stones?

A study recently published in the distinguished journal Nature showed that hydroxycitrate accelerated dissolution of the crystals responsible for renal calculi and could thus represent a new way of preventing this very painful disease. Download this column

Fils d'actualité

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News Flash!

A new and important study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) shows that people who replace red meats with plant-derived protein and fish see their risk of developing colon cancer decrease by half. Download this column