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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Metastases: The Harmful Effects of Antioxidant Supplements

Far from being beneficial for the treatment of cancer, the neutralization of free radicals by the use of elevated doses of antioxidants can stimulate the formation of metastases, according to two preclinical studies. Download this column

Macular Degeneration: Too Much Fat Can Blind You

An important study, performed at the Université de Montréal, has shown that excess fat in the blood deranges the metabolism of cells in the retina and favors age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the principal cause of blindness in the world. Download this column

Move to Save Your Life!

Some significant recent research has revealed new mechanisms explaining the extraordinary impact that exercise has on the reduction of cancer. The adrenaline produced during physical effort enhances the elimination of cancerous cells by the immune system, which could explain the powerful anti-cancerous effect of regular physical activity. Download this column

The Influence of Diet on the Genes

A fascinating analysis of the genes in a vegetarian population showed the presence of an evolutionary adaptation which permits them to efficiently produce omega-3 and omega-6 long-chain fatty acids, even without eating meat or fish. We are what we eat, even at the genetic level! Download this column

Frozen Fruits and Vegetables: a Healthy Choice

Over the course of the winter, it is often remarked how difficult it is for the poorest of households to obtain fresh fruits and vegetables due to the high prices of these foods. It is worthwhile to remember that frozen fruits and vegetables are as good for the health as fresh products, but at a fraction of the price. Download the column

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News Flash!

During these times of austerity, one often forgets that the prevention of diseases represents one of the best ways for society to save money. A preventative approach would necessarily involve the fight against excess weight, which is an important risk factor for several serious chronic diseases. Download this column