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 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

The phosphate in processed meats causes premature aging

Already accused of having harmful effects leading to heart disease, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer, these products derived from meat also accelerate the process of aging due to their elevated levels of phosphate, as has been shown by a stunning report performed in Scotland. Download the column

Prevention of cancer and exercise: 13 new good reasons to get active

The largest study performed to date on the link between physical activity and cancer shows that regular exercise is associated with a decreased risk for 13 distinct forms of cancer. Download this column

Acetaminophen and pregnancy: Data which raises questions

Two studies published consecutively support the hypothesis that prolonged administration of acetaminophen during pregnancy could be associated with major defects in the development of the reproductive systems, both in boys and in girls. Download this column

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News Flash!

For several years, monosodium glutamate has been falsely perceived by some as a dangerous food additive, associated with different negative effects on health. Download this column