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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Lives saved by banning trans fats

A recent study showed that the prohibition of trans fats within restaurants in some regions of New York resulted in a significant decrease in hospitalizations caused by heart attacks and strokes. Banning these trans fats can thus actually save lives and it is hoped that the Canadian government will proceed with its plan to completely eliminate these toxic fats from our diet. Download the column

A bacterium which makes you lose weight

In preclinical studies, the administration of Akkermansia muciniphila, a bacterium of the intestinal flora, prevented the development of obesity and type 2 diabetes, which are provoked by overeating. According to a recent discovery, these positive effects could be reproduced by a protein present on the surface of this bacterium, which opens the door to its use for the treatment of these obesity-induced metabolic disorders in people. Download the column

Conquering misfortune via lifestyle

According to a recent study, the greater part of the mutations responsible for the development of cancers arise spontaneously, by simple bad luck, throughout our lifetimes. This discovery underlines the importance of adopting a lifestyle capable of constraining the progression of these cancerous cells into a mature cancer. Download the column

Bitterness, a line of defense against nasal infections

Recent studies indicate that receptors for bitter taste are also present in the nose and that they trigger an antibacterial response which reduces infections. Download the column

Soy and breast cancer; an end to the controversy

A recent study has confirmed, yet again, that the regular consumption of soy does not pose any risk for women who have had breast cancer and that it even diminishes the risk of the cancer’s recurrence. Download the column

Fils d'actualité

Richard Béliveau

News Flash!

A study has recently shown that people who daily consume at least five portions of fruits and vegetables live longer than those who turn up their noses at these plants. Download this column.