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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Cancer, a cellular hostage-taking situation

A recent study has shown that tumoral cells are capable of forcing certain healthy cells to cooperate with them, aiding them in obtaining elements essential for their evolution into cancer. Download this column

Oral Bacteria: New Carcinogenic Agents?

Periodontal diseases such as gingivitis are caused by pathogenic bacteria present in dental plaque. Recent studies have found that the presence of these bacteria are also associated with an increased risk overall for cancers of the esophagus and pancreas. Is the toothbrush a new anticancer weapon? Download this column

Controlling Excess Inflammation

Sepsis is an extremely dangerous clinical condition which occurs when the immune response to an infection becomes so strong that it damages the organs, and this can lead to death when it produces septic shock. A recent discovery could, however, allow us to minimize this damage and could save innumerable lives. Download this column

The bacteria which make you fat!

In the presence of excess nutrition, the bacteria of the intestinal flora produce a fatty acid which stimulates the production of insulin and leads to a series of derangements in metabolism that favour the accumulation of excessive fat and the development of obesity. Download the column

Breast cancer: lifestyle can correct bad genes

An important study published in the prestigious Journal of the American Medical Association showed that women who possessed genetic variants which predisposed them to develop breast cancer could spectacularly reduce their risk of developing this disease by adopting a healthy lifestyle. Dowload the column

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News Flash!

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