A pro-inflammatory diet increases the risk of dementia

According to a recent study, a diet that promotes systemic inflammation significantly increases the risk of developing dementia in older adults.

Phthalates: A component of certain plastics and cosmetic products harmful to human health

23 November 2021
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Dr Martin Juneau, M.D., FRCP

A recent study indicates that exposure to phthalates is associated with a significant increase in the risk of cardiovascular and all-cause mortality.

Childhood obesity, a ticking time bomb for cardiometabolic diseases

18 November 2021
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Dr Martin Juneau, M.D., FRCP

Several recent studies confirm that being overweight during childhood is associated with disastrous health consequences, starting in early adulthood.

Influenza vaccination reduces the risk of premature death in coronary patients

4 November 2021
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Dr Martin Juneau, M.D., FRCP

A recent clinical study shows that influenza vaccination of patients with myocardial infarction significantly reduces mortality.

Cycling: A particularly beneficial exercise for the health of diabetics

2 November 2021
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Dr Martin Juneau, M.D., FRCP

According to a study of 7,459 adults with diabetes, cycling is associated with a reduction of at least 22% in the risk of premature mortality, regardless of other physical activities and lifestyle factors.

Lignans: Compounds of plant origin that promote good cardiovascular health

14 October 2021
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Dr Martin Juneau, M.D., FRCP

A large recent study indicates that the consumption of lignans is associated with a reduced risk of coronary heart disease.

Banning flavoured vaping liquids? A very bad idea.

27 September 2021
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Dr Martin Juneau, M.D., FRCP

It would be extremely unfortunate if the moral panic generated by the increase in the number of young vapers deprives individuals who have to deal with a very strong tobacco addiction of the best tool identified so far to quit smoking, namely vaping of flavours other than that of tobacco.

Will cultured meat soon be on our plates?

22 September 2021
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Dr Martin Juneau, M.D., FRCP

Lab-grown meat could one day replace meat from livestock farming, but there is still significant progress to be made before this becomes possible.

Environmental impacts associated with food production

7 September 2021
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Dr Martin Juneau, M.D., FRCP

All the studies unequivocally show that a reduction in environmental damage caused by food production necessarily requires a reduction in the consumption of animal products, in particular those from cattle farming.

The impact of forest fires on human health

31 August 2021
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Dr Gabrielle Denault, M.D.

From British Columbia to the island of Evia, wildfires are increasingly part of the global landscape. The health impacts of these blazes on global health are unequivocal. Here is an overview of a natural phenomenon exacerbated by climate change.

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