Every 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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New antibiotics... right under our noses
An important article in the prestigious journal Nature revealed that a bacteria which normally lives in the nose produces an antibiotic substance capable of eliminating another bacteria that is very dangerous to human health, i.e. Staphylococcus aureus which can be resistant to antibiotics. Download the article
A healthy lifestyle to prevent cancer
A recent analysis confirmed that people who follow the official recommendations for preventing cancer are at much less risk of developing this disease. Download this column
Excess weight, the grim reaper of the 21st century
The conclusion of the largest study ever performed regarding the effects of body weight on health is unequivocal: being overweight or obese significantly diminishes life expectancy and currently represents the second greatest cause of premature death, just behind tobacco. Download this column
Pomegranates – a new weapon against aging?
An interesting study in the prestigious journal Nature Medicine suggests that a molecule produced following ingestion of polmegranates, urolithin A, increases expected lifespan and muscle tone by eliminating damaged mitochondria. Download this column
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
According to a recent study, the feeling of well-being which accompanies physical activity is caused by anandamide, a natural substance which is an analogue of the THC in cannabis. This is how we can really get drugged in sports! Download this column