Reducing calorie intake by eating more plants

17 February 2021
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Dr Martin Juneau, M.D., FRCP

A low-fat, plant-only diet restricts caloric intake while improving cardiovascular health.

Electronic cigarettes cause much less inflammation than tobacco

17 February 2021
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Dr Martin Juneau, M.D., FRCP

Two recent studies show that the levels of inflammatory markers are drastically reduced in e-cigarette users compared to smokers of combustible cigarettes.

Effects of cold on cardiovascular health

16 February 2021
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Dr Martin Juneau, M.D., FRCP

Cold temperatures have marked effects on the cardiovascular system and are associated with an increase in cardiac symptoms, such as angina and arrhythmias, as well as an increased incidence of myocardial infarction.

Standing up is still doing a little exercise!

21 December 2020
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Dr Martin Juneau, M.D., FRCP

A study of a group of older people reports that simply spending more time standing, without necessarily moving, is associated with a reduced risk of premature death.

Control of inflammation through diet

23 November 2020
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Dr Martin Juneau, M.D., FRCP

Recent studies report that a diet that reduces chronic inflammation is associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease.

Do houseplants have beneficial effects on health?

3 November 2020
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Dr Martin Juneau, M.D., FRCP

Houseplants may provide mental and physiological health benefits based on research evidence.

The importance of properly controlling your blood pressure

26 October 2020
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Dr Martin Juneau, M.D., FRCP

A study reports that the onset of hypertension before the age of 45 doubles the risk of cardiovascular disease and premature death.

Insufficient dietary fibre intake harms the gut microbiota and the immune system’s balance

7 October 2020
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Dr Martin Juneau, M.D., FRCP

An insufficient intake of dietary fibre has a detrimental effect on the gut microbiota and promotes the development of allergies and inflammatory and autoimmune diseases.

Electronic cigarettes drastically reduce exposure to toxic substances from tobacco

18 September 2020
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Dr Martin Juneau, M.D., FRCP

A study by the Institut Pasteur shows that the vapour from e-cigarettes contains 99% fewer toxic compounds than cigarette smoke.

Time-restricted feeding: A tool to lose weight and improve cardiometabolic health

15 September 2020
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Dr Martin Juneau, M.D., FRCP

According to a study of obese people, time-restricted feeding, a type of intermittent fasting, can help to lose weight and improve metabolic health, both when eating is limited to a 6-hour as well as 4-hour period.

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