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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To Avoid Colds, Sleep!
The arrival of colder temperatures coincides very often with a marked increase in the number of common colds. Beyond the basic measures of hygiene, however, there exists an excellent means of reducing the risks of catching a cold: getting a good night's sleep. Download this column
What Must We Eat to Prevent Alzheimer's Disease?
Very encouraging results are showing that the right diet can greatly contribute to slowing down the cognitive problems linked to normal aging as well as those associated with Alzheimer's disease. On the menu: green vegetables, berries, nuts, whole grains, fish and olive oil. Download this column
Preventing Breast Cancer with the Mediterranean Diet
An important study has shown that menopausal women who adopt a Mediterranean-style diet, rich in extra-virgin olive oil, see their chance of developing breast cancer reduced by 70%. Download this column
Carcinogenic Cured Meats: An Alarm Signal
Industrially processed meats (deli meats) are the first class of foods to be included by the World Health Organization in the list of agents proved to be carcinogenic to humans. This is an alarm signal which illustrates the dangers associated with the excessive industrialization of food. Download this column
Dissipated Energy: Brown Fat, a Weapon Against Obesity?
Brown adipose tissue has the characteristic of "burning" many calories and it is increasingly considered to have therapeutic potential as a target for obesity treatments. Let's look at this brown fat with its very unusual characteristics. Download this column
Chemotherapeutic medications are used in the treatment of several cancers because of their ability to block the uncontrolled growth of cancer cells. One recent study has shown that the involvement of the immune system plays a crucial role in the efficacity of these treatments. Download the column.