Despite the sensationalist headlines of recent years, the rise in the number of vapers is not associated with a resurgence of youth smoking. On the contrary, the proportion of young smokers is steadily falling and has reached a historic low in 2018.
In small quantities, it is clearly exaggerated to say that pure fruit juices are as harmful to health as beverages containing added sugars. However, it should be moderated because a recent study reports that people who drink large amounts of sugary drinks, including fruit juice, are at higher risk of dying prematurely.
Beyond Burger, Impossible Burger and other products that mimic meat: are they good for health and the environment?
New products made from plants but designed to look, feel, and taste like meat have recently appeared on the market. These products do much less harm to the environment than meat production, but they are ultra-processed foods that contain significant amounts of salt and saturated fat.
The effects of global warming on health are already beginning to be felt and are likely to become very significant in the coming decades without concrete actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
A clinical study shows that people who are served meals with ultra-processed industrial foods eat more calories and gain weight quickly.
People who work a lot (more than 55 hours a week) are at a higher risk of cardiovascular disease, especially stroke.
People who go to work walking or cycling are in better physical shape and therefore at lower risk of cardiovascular disease.
It is well established that regular physical exercise improves lipid levels, glucose tolerance, and insulin sensitivity, all of which are cardiovascular risk factors. One question researchers have been asking in recent years is whether a single exercise session can,...
A randomized clinical trial reports that e-cigarettes are twice as effective as nicotine substitutes for quitting.
Adopting a healthy lifestyle, i.e. eating well, exercising, managing stress and not smoking or consuming too much alcohol, has beneficial effects on the aging of our cells according to recent scientific literature.
It is not so much the total amount of sugar or fat in the diet that matters, but rather the type of sugar or fat that is consumed.
Updated November 13, 2018 Marketed in 2015, the Juul (pronounced “jewel”) quickly became the most popular electronic cigarette in the United States and currently accounts for 70% of market shares. The recent arrival of Juul in Canada (September 2018) is a good...
The daily intake of low-dose aspirin is associated with a decreased risk of cardiovascular events (nonfatal myocardial infarction, nonfatal stroke, cardiovascular mortality), but also with an increased risk of major bleeding.
Heat waves are sporadic events of high temperatures, which can have serious consequences on human life.
Berries provide significant health benefits because of their high content of phenolic compounds, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and fiber.
In modern societies where work and family responsibilities are very demanding, physical activity is increasingly practiced on weekends only. People who choose to do all their exercises in 1 or 2 days are known colloquially as “weekend warriors”.
Abdominal obesity (waist circumference greater than 102 cm for men and 88 cm for women) should be considered the first clinical sign of insulin resistance and an increased risk of developing diabetes 2.
According to several studies, nitrates found in fruits and vegetables can be beneficial for cardiovascular health and sports performance.
People who adopt a diet that completely excludes animal products are at high risk of vitamin B12 deficiency.
The addition of ground flaxseed to the diet causes a significant drop in blood pressure, a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease.
It is high time to modernize tobacco control, taking into account the harm reduction that new non-combustible tobacco products, especially e-cigarettes, can bring.
For most people, there does not seem to be any major benefit in restricting carbohydrate intake rather than fat for sustained weight loss.
Physical inactivity is associated with an increased risk of premature mortality and to develop or aggravate chronic diseases such as heart failure, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, certain cancers and osteoporosis.
Blue Zones are areas of the world where the longevity of the inhabitants is well above average. The inhabitants of these regions have a lifestyle that has several common characteristics that contribute to their longevity.
Updated May 22, 2018 In animals, detecting a threat (smell of smoke, sight of a predator, sound of a gunshot) by the sensory organs (nose, eyes, ears) triggers a maximum alert in the brain that will initiate a series of extremely complex processes called the...
Even though it is of plant origin, coconut oil is a source of saturated fat and should only be used occasionally to avoid an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.
Instead of uniformly decreasing the amount of calories consumed each day, which seems almost impossible to do for most people, intermittent fasting involves alternating periods of normal food intake with periods of fasting more or less extended.
Not only are there many benefits of physical activity, the amount of exercise required to take advantage of these benefits is much lower than one might think.
Coffee is a beverage that has several positive effects, not only for the prevention of cardiovascular disease, but also for general health.
Social isolation and loneliness increase the risk of dying prematurely, an impact comparable to that of well-established risk factors such as obesity, sedentary lifestyle and even smoking.
A significant loss of weight can normalize blood sugar levels and completely eliminate diabetes without medication or medical intervention.
Updated August 27, 2018 Even though alcohol has been a daily part of human existence for millennia, this substance is far from innocuous and in fact has very complex effects on health. This complexity is clearly evidenced by the J-shaped relationship between the...
The consumption of dark chocolate is associated with a reduction of the risk of cardiovascular disease, with a maximum effect around 45 g per week.
An article recently published in the Annals of Internal Medicine confirms that users of nicotine substitutes such as electronic cigarettes are much less exposed to toxic and carcinogenic chemicals than regular smokers. By comparing saliva and urine samples from...
It has been known for several years that there is a genetic predisposition to coronary heart disease.