After a heart attack, the Mediterranean diet significantly reduces the risk of recurrence

22 March 2023
 | 
Dr Martin Juneau, M.D., FRCP

A large Spanish study confirms that in people affected by coronary heart disease, the Mediterranean diet considerably reduces the risk of cardiovascular events.

Ozempic® (semaglutide) and Mounjaro™ (tirzepatide), a major breakthrough for the treatment of obesity

2 March 2023
 | 
Dr Martin Juneau, M.D., FRCP

Initially developed to treat patients with type 2 diabetes, these drugs also cause significant weight loss and are establishing themselves as the first truly effective pharmacological treatments for obesity.

Living a healthy lifestyle could slow memory decline

According to a study in China, memory decline was slower in older people who had a healthy lifestyle, even in those who had a genetic risk factor (APOE4) for Alzheimer’s disease.

The benefits of walking outside on the brain

A 15-minute walk outdoors improves cognition, according to a Canadian study.

The pros and cons of alcohol

30 January 2023
 | 
Dr Martin Juneau, M.D., FRCP

This is an updated version of an article originally published in 2018 Even though alcohol has been a daily part of human existence for millennia, the substance is far from innocuous and in fact has very complex effects on health. This complexity is well illustrated by the J-shaped relationship between the quantity of alcohol consumed […]

Gut microorganisms boost motivation to exercise

25 January 2023
 | 
Dr Martin Juneau, M.D., FRCP

In mice, certain species of gut bacteria produce molecules that activate nerves that are connected to the brain, thereby stimulating reward circuits associated with exercise.

A diet rich in flavonols is associated with slower cognitive decline

A dietary intake rich in flavonols, mainly from fruits and vegetables, is associated with a slowing of the progression of cognitive and memory decline in the elderly, according to a US study.

Is exercising late in the morning associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease?

14 December 2022
 | 
Dr Martin Juneau, M.D., FRCP

For the same amount, physical exercise performed in the late morning rather than at another time of day was associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease, according to a study carried out among 86,657 participants from the UK-Biobank cohort.

Walking in the forest has positive impacts on the brain

A study reports that an hour of walking in the forest is associated with a significant decrease in the activity of the amygdala, the area of the brain involved in the stress response.

Yoga and other holistic practices improve blood sugar control in diabetics

17 November 2022
 | 
Dr Martin Juneau, M.D., FRCP

According to a meta-analysis of 28 intervention studies, holistic practices (involving the body and mind), especially yoga, improve blood sugar control in people with type 2 diabetes.

This site is registered on wpml.org as a development site. Switch to a production site key to remove this banner.