PREVENTION WATCH

Of the montreal cardiology institute

Prevention watch

of the Montreal Heart Institute

Promoting the primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular diseases in order to prolong life expectancy in good health.

Recent articles

The pros and cons of alcohol

The pros and cons of alcohol

This is an updated version of an article originally published in 2018 Even though alcohol has been a daily part of human existence for millennia, the substance is far from innocuous and in fact has very complex effects on health. This complexity is well illustrated by...

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The pros and cons of alcohol

This is an updated version of an article originally published in 2018 Even though alcohol has been a daily part of human existence for millennia, the substance is far from innocuous and in fact has very complex effects on health. This complexity is well illustrated by...

Gut microorganisms boost motivation to exercise

In mice, certain species of gut bacteria produce molecules that activate nerves that are connected to the brain, thereby stimulating reward circuits associated with exercise.

A diet rich in flavonols is associated with slower cognitive decline

A dietary intake rich in flavonols, mainly from fruits and vegetables, is associated with a slowing of the progression of cognitive and memory decline in the elderly, according to a US study.

Is exercising late in the morning associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease?

For the same amount, physical exercise performed in the late morning rather than at another time of day was associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease, according to a study carried out among 86,657 participants from the UK-Biobank cohort.

Walking in the forest has positive impacts on the brain

A study reports that an hour of walking in the forest is associated with a significant decrease in the activity of the amygdala, the area of the brain involved in the stress response.

Folders

To facilitate the search for information, articles on topics of particular importance for heart disease prevention are grouped into easily accessible folders.

Observatoire de la prevention

The Observatoire de la prévention of the Montreal Heart Institute (MHI) is part of the Prevention Branch of the MHI.

The MHI is a hospital centre highly specialized in cardiology and dedicated to patient care, research, education, prevention, rehabilitation, and the evaluation of new technologies in cardiology. Always at the forefront of innovation, the MHI is a leader in its field and plays a leading role in Quebec, Canada, and the world. The MHI is affiliated with Université de Montréal.

The Observatoire de la prevention was created in partnership with the Montreal Heart Institute Foundation (MHIF), through donations made by IGA grocers as part of their “$2 does the heart good” campaign, an annual event for over 35 years.

The Foundation raises and administers funds to support research, patient care, education, prevention, rehabilitation, and the evaluation of the Montreal Heart Institute’s new technologies. Through its work, the Foundation supports the excellence of an internationally renowned institution that serves all Quebecers.