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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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
No link between stress and breast cancer
In contrast to popular belief, a comprehensive British study has found that women who are stressed or who have lived through tragic events are not at greater risk of developing breast cancer. Download this column
The ever-more surprising brain
A burst of new research studies from scientists around the globe are revealing that the brain is ever more fascinating in its structure and function. Download this article
Whole grains... for long lives in good health
Three studies which have been published almost concurrently show that regular consumption of foods made from whole grain cereals is associated with a significant reduction in the risk of premature death. Download this article
New antibiotics... right under our noses
An important article in the prestigious journal Nature revealed that a bacteria which normally lives in the nose produces an antibiotic substance capable of eliminating another bacteria that is very dangerous to human health, i.e. Staphylococcus aureus which can be resistant to antibiotics. Download the article
A recent study suggests that reduction in caloric intake during just five days per month improves immunity ad reduces several risk factors for cancer, diabetes and cognitive decline. Download this column