Pure fruit juices: sugary drinks like any other?

10 July 2019
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Dr Martin Juneau, M.D., FRCP

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?

1 July 2019
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Dr Martin Juneau, M.D., FRCP

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 climate change on health

12 June 2019
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Dr Martin Juneau, M.D., FRCP

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.

To stay slim, avoid ultra-processed foods

28 May 2019
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Dr Martin Juneau, M.D., FRCP

A clinical study shows that people who are served meals with ultra-processed industrial foods eat more calories and gain weight quickly.

Overwork can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease

6 May 2019
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Dr Martin Juneau, M.D., FRCP

People who work a lot (more than 55 hours a week) are at a higher risk of cardiovascular disease, especially stroke.

Active transportation, a great way to balance work and health

13 April 2019
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Dr Martin Juneau, M.D., FRCP

People who go to work walking or cycling are in better physical shape and therefore at lower risk of cardiovascular disease.

Can regular exercise compensate for long periods spent sitting?

9 April 2019
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Dr Martin Juneau, M.D., FRCP

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, after a period of prolonged physical inactivity, have a positive impact on the risk factors associated […]

The electronic cigarette, a good tool to quit smoking

12 February 2019
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Dr Martin Juneau, M.D., FRCP

A randomized clinical trial reports that e-cigarettes are twice as effective as nicotine substitutes for quitting.

Anti-aging effect of a healthy lifestyle

21 January 2019
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Dr Martin Juneau, M.D., FRCP

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.

Toward a consensus on the effects of dietary fat on health

17 December 2018
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Dr Martin Juneau, M.D., FRCP

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.

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