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 fattening enzyme

A study shows that activation of a single enzyme, associated with a decrease in basal metabolism, contributes to the weight gain which accompanies aging. Download the column

Breathe deeply to calm your nerves

American neuroscientists have come up with evidence that the brain circuit responsible for relaxation is stimulated by deep breathing. Download the column

Red meats: bad for the health

An important study, conducted with over half a million participants, has demonstrated that excessive consumption of red meats and cured meats is associated with an increased risk of premature death by nine different diseases. This adverse effect can, however, be completely abolished by replacing the red meats with poultry or fish. Download the column

Alcohol: a connection that goes back millions of years

Alcohol is the drug most commonly consumed by the population, with more than 8 in 10 Quebeckers regularly consuming alcoholic drinks. It seems that this attraction to alcohol is the result of a genetic mutation which occurred several million years ago, even before the appearance of the first Homo sapiens. Download the column

Omega-3s protecting the brain

A study has shown that one omega-3 fatty acid in the diet, docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), plays a predominant role in the sealing of the barrier of blood vessels which protects the brain. Download the column

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News Flash!

Aside from being associated with a diminished risk of cardiovascular diseases, having an animal companion can also have beneficial effects on the immune system by increasing our exposure to microorganisms. Download the column