Walking associated with reduced risk of dementia, cardiovascular disease and cancer

The amount (number of steps/day) and the intensity (number of steps/min) of walking are associated with a reduced risk of dementia, premature mortality, cardiovascular disease and cancer, according to a prospective study among a large cohort from the United Kingdom.

Replacing tobacco with e-cigarettes reduces the risk of cardiovascular events

4 October 2022
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Dr Martin Juneau, M.D., FRCP

People who exclusively use electronic cigarettes as a source of nicotine reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease by 33% compared to smokers.

Association between red meat consumption and the risk of cardiovascular disease: An important role of L-carnitine metabolites

13 September 2022
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Dr Martin Juneau, M.D., FRCP

A new American study shows an unfavourable association between red meat consumption and the incidence of cardiovascular disease, an association attributable in part to TMAO and other L-carnitine metabolites.

Ultra-processed foods associated with an increased risk of dementia

Consuming large amounts of ultra-processed foods increases the risk of developing dementia as you age, according to a recent study.

Time-restricted eating, a promising approach for chronic disease prevention

12 August 2022
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Dr Martin Juneau, M.D., FRCP

How can we explain that the simple fact of restricting caloric intake to a shorter window of time can lead to significant health benefits?

Vigorous exercise decreases appetite and promotes weight loss through the production of the metabolite Lac-Phe

5 August 2022
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Dr Martin Juneau, M.D., FRCP

A recent study shows that a metabolite, N-lactoyl-phenylalanine (Lac-Phe), produced during and after vigorous exercise, decreases appetite and promotes weight loss.

Harmful health effects of exposure to “Forever Chemicals”

8 July 2022
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Dr Martin Juneau, M.D., FRCP

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), nicknamed “Forever Chemicals” because of their very high stability, and which are used in everyday consumer products (e.g., cosmetics, packaging), can have harmful effects on human health.

Anti-aging supplements: A new fountain of youth?

12 May 2022
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Dr Martin Juneau, M.D., FRCP

Supplements can slow biological aging at the cellular level, but can they make us live longer and healthier?

Brisk walking associated with a slowing down of the aging process

26 April 2022
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Dr Martin Juneau, M.D., FRCP

Walking speed is associated with a genetic marker of biological age, according to a study carried out in the UK.

The cardiovascular benefits of avocado

26 April 2022
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Dr Martin Juneau, M.D., FRCP

A study reports that regular consumption of avocado is associated with a significant reduction in the risk of coronary heart disease.

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