The results of recent studies suggest that modulation of the gut microbiota by dietary interventions (Mediterranean diet, intermittent fasting) could be a new preventive and therapeutic approach for diseases such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Tips for returning to physical activity after recovery from a mild form of COVID-19, without complications or persistent symptoms.
High concentrations of cortisol in the hair, a biomarker of chronic stress, have been associated with an increased risk of myocardial infarction in middle-aged people.
A large number of studies show that the phenolic compounds found in extra virgin olive oil play an important role in the prevention of cardiovascular disease associated with the Mediterranean diet.
The high life expectancy of the Japanese is largely due to a diet conducive to maintaining overall good health.
A low-fat, plant-only diet restricts caloric intake while improving cardiovascular health.
Two recent studies show that the levels of inflammatory markers are drastically reduced in e-cigarette users compared to smokers of combustible cigarettes.
Cold temperatures have marked effects on the cardiovascular system and are associated with an increase in cardiac symptoms, such as angina and arrhythmias, as well as an increased incidence of myocardial infarction.
A study of a group of older people reports that simply spending more time standing, without necessarily moving, is associated with a reduced risk of premature death.
Recent studies report that a diet that reduces chronic inflammation is associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease.
Houseplants may provide mental and physiological health benefits based on research evidence.
A study reports that the onset of hypertension before the age of 45 doubles the risk of cardiovascular disease and premature death.
An insufficient intake of dietary fibre has a detrimental effect on the gut microbiota and promotes the development of allergies and inflammatory and autoimmune diseases.
A study by the Institut Pasteur shows that the vapour from e-cigarettes contains 99% fewer toxic compounds than cigarette smoke.
According to a study of obese people, time-restricted feeding, a type of intermittent fasting, can help to lose weight and improve metabolic health, both when eating is limited to a 6-hour as well as 4-hour period.
In response to the skyrocketing rate of obesity in the Chilean population, the authorities have imposed a law that severely regulates the promotion and sale of ultra-processed industrial products, especially among young people.
Replacing meat with plant-based meat substitutes significantly decreases certain cardiovascular risk factors according to a randomized, controlled study conducted at Stanford University.
The increase in vaping observed in recent years in Canada is associated with a significant decrease in smoking among young people.
Regular exercise does not protect against acute respiratory infections according to a systematic review of studies published to date, but it is associated with a decrease in the severity of symptoms.
The level of social integration is one of the main predictors of individuals’ health status and life expectancy.
A large study (over 200,000 participants) reports that regular soy consumption is associated with a lower risk of coronary heart disease.
Adopting a healthy lifestyle reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease by 80%, a much better protection than that offered by medication.
Patients who develop severe complications from COVID-19 often have bleeding disorders leading to abnormal blood clot formation.
The results obtained for the treatment of patients with COVID-19 with hydroxychloroquine do not support its use in the current context. This treatment increases the corrected QT interval on the electrocardiogram, a recognized marker of an increased risk of fatal arrhythmias.
A study sheds light on a mechanism of adaptation for the decrease in cardiac energy capacity induced by obesity.
In addition to being an important risk factor for COVID-19, studies indicate that cardiovascular disease may also be a consequence of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infection and that these cardiac conditions contribute to the mortality caused by severe forms of the disease.
A new U.S. study confirms that regular consumption of olive oil is associated with a reduced risk of coronary heart disease.
Researchers have identified a new metabolite derived from the gut microbiota, phenylacetylglutamine, which is associated with cardiovascular disease through a mechanism of hyperactivation of blood platelets.
According to recent studies, reducing the intake of animal proteins and replacing them with plant-based proteins seems beneficial for maintaining good health.
According to prospective studies, optimism is associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular events and premature death.
It is now clearly established that replacing saturated fats with unsaturated fats (monounsaturated or polyunsaturated) is associated with a significant reduction in the risk of cardiovascular disease.
In overweight, prediabetic and sedentary men, exercise induced changes in the gut microbiota that are correlated with improvements in blood sugar control and insulin sensitivity.
A study reports that people who regularly consume chili peppers have a reduced risk of dying prematurely from a heart attack or stroke.
Voluntary and regular exercise in mice decreases the number of inflammatory leukocytes (white blood cells) in the bloodstream. The underlying mechanism involves a decrease in the secretion of the hormone leptin by fat cells.
One study reports that young adults with high blood cholesterol levels are much more likely to be affected by cardiovascular disease later in life.
Exercising on an empty stomach, rather than after a meal, could burn twice as much fat according to a randomized controlled study.
A randomized clinical study shows that blood vessel function is significantly improved only 1 month after the transition from tobacco to electronic cigarettes.
Hypertensive people who take their antihypertensive medication at bedtime have better control of their blood pressure and a lower risk of cardiovascular events and mortality than people who take their medication in the morning, according to a new study.
The most recent studies indicate that there is no limit to the amount of weekly exercise to obtain beneficial effects on longevity.
A fairly modest reduction in caloric intake (300 calories per day) over a two-year period is associated with a significant improvement in several cardiovascular risk factors.
A Finnish study shows that good aerobic fitness is associated with levels of several metabolites (including LDL-cholesterol, HDL-cholesterol and triglycerides) that are beneficial to health.
Edible cannabis does not produce exactly the same effects as a cannabis cigarette, especially with regard to the much slower absorption time and the prolonged duration of euphoric effects.
A recent study found a significant, albeit modest, association between the consumption of eggs or dietary cholesterol and the incidence of cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality.
Hypertension and hypercholesterolemia in young adults increase cardiovascular risk after the age of 40
Study finds strong association between having high blood pressure or LDL-cholesterol levels at a young age (18–39 years), and the development of cardiovascular disease (coronary heart disease and heart failure) later in life (≥40 years old).
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.