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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“Diet” products stimulate the appetite!

A study suggests that artificial sweeteners stimulate the consumption of food and activate certain neurons involved in the control of appetite. This is a reminder that the “diet” foods are not a useful approach for reducing caloric intake or for maintaining a healthy body weight. Download the column

Liquid Biopsy: preventing cancer recurrence

Measuring DNA derived from cancerous cells in the blood of patients who had experienced ovarian cancer allowed early detection for recurrence of this disease and improved the chances of survival. Download the column

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

Fils d'actualité

Richard Béliveau

News Flash!

A new study shows that the simple act of replacing refined flours with whole grain products increases basic metabolism and promotes weight loss. Download the column