Juul: The new electronic cigarette popular among young people

1 October 2018
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Dr Martin Juneau, M.D., FRCP

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 opportunity to describe this new product, presented by its manufacturer as a smoking […]

Aspirin for primary prevention of cardiovascular events?

7 September 2018
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Dr Martin Juneau, M.D., FRCP

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.

The dangers of heat stroke during a heat wave

3 August 2018
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Dr Martin Juneau, M.D., FRCP

Heat waves are sporadic events of high temperatures, which can have serious consequences on human life.

The effects of berries on cardiovascular health

1 August 2018
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Dr Martin Juneau, M.D., FRCP

Berries provide significant health benefits because of their high content of phenolic compounds, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and fiber.

Do “weekend warriors” have good cardiovascular health?

14 June 2018
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Dr Martin Juneau, M.D., FRCP

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".

Insulin resistance: A dangerous consequence of being overweight

19 March 2018
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Dr Martin Juneau, M.D., FRCP

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.

The effects of nitrates and nitrites on the cardiovascular system

15 March 2018
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Dr Martin Juneau, M.D., FRCP

According to several studies, nitrates found in fruits and vegetables can be beneficial for cardiovascular health and sports performance.

Vitamin B12 supplements are essential for vegans

14 February 2018
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Dr Martin Juneau, M.D., FRCP

People who adopt a diet that completely excludes animal products are at high risk of vitamin B12 deficiency.

The positive effects of flaxseed on cardiovascular health

25 January 2018
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Dr Martin Juneau, M.D., FRCP

The addition of ground flaxseed to the diet causes a significant drop in blood pressure, a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease.

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