Dr Louis Bhérer

Dr Louis Bherer, Ph. D., Neuropsychologue

Professeur titulaire, Département de Médecine, Université de Montréal, Directeur adjoint scientifique à la direction de la prévention, chercheur et Directeur du Centre ÉPIC, Institut de cardiologie de Montréal.

Physical activity, exercise and brain health!

Exercise can prevent or slow the cognitive decline associated with aging if done regularly at a moderate intensity.

Exerkines : Mediators of the health benefits of exercise

Exerkines are molecules released in response to exercise, which have the potential to improve cardiovascular, metabolic, immunological, and neurological health.

The benefits of “forest bathing” on psychological well-being

The health benefits of “forest bathing” (shinrin-yoku) were recently evaluated in an umbrella study.

Eating well to maintain cognitive health

Several studies report that a plant-rich diet is associated with a reduced risk of cognitive decline and neurodegenerative diseases.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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