The influence of oral health on the risk of cardiovascular disease

27 March 2022
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Dr Martin Juneau, M.D., FRCP

Many studies have reported that the incidence of periodontitis is strongly correlated with the presence of several other diseases whose development is influenced by chronic inflammation, including cardiovascular disease.

Smart wearable devices: Useful tools to monitor our health

17 March 2022
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Dr Martin Juneau, M.D., FRCP

“Smart” wearables that are worn around the wrist like a wristwatch (“smartwatch”) or on the torso are becoming increasingly popular for monitoring our health and tracking our progress during exercise sessions.

A pro-inflammatory diet increases the risk of dementia

According to a recent study, a diet that promotes systemic inflammation significantly increases the risk of developing dementia in older adults.

Phthalates: A component of certain plastics and cosmetic products harmful to human health

23 November 2021
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Dr Martin Juneau, M.D., FRCP

A recent study indicates that exposure to phthalates is associated with a significant increase in the risk of cardiovascular and all-cause mortality.

Childhood obesity, a ticking time bomb for cardiometabolic diseases

18 November 2021
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Dr Martin Juneau, M.D., FRCP

Several recent studies confirm that being overweight during childhood is associated with disastrous health consequences, starting in early adulthood.

Influenza vaccination reduces the risk of premature death in coronary patients

4 November 2021
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Dr Martin Juneau, M.D., FRCP

A recent clinical study shows that influenza vaccination of patients with myocardial infarction significantly reduces mortality.

Cycling: A particularly beneficial exercise for the health of diabetics

2 November 2021
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Dr Martin Juneau, M.D., FRCP

According to a study of 7,459 adults with diabetes, cycling is associated with a reduction of at least 22% in the risk of premature mortality, regardless of other physical activities and lifestyle factors.

Lignans: Compounds of plant origin that promote good cardiovascular health

14 October 2021
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Dr Martin Juneau, M.D., FRCP

A large recent study indicates that the consumption of lignans is associated with a reduced risk of coronary heart disease.

Banning flavoured vaping liquids? A very bad idea.

27 September 2021
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Dr Martin Juneau, M.D., FRCP

It would be extremely unfortunate if the moral panic generated by the increase in the number of young vapers deprives individuals who have to deal with a very strong tobacco addiction of the best tool identified so far to quit smoking, namely vaping of flavours other than that of tobacco.

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