Association between physical activity and premature mortality: Differences between women and men?

28 February 2024
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Dr Martin Juneau, M.D., FRCP

Women enjoy greater health benefits from physical activity than men at equivalent or lower doses, according to a study of 412,413 American adults.

Prevention of myocardial infarction through moderate alcohol consumption: The benefits of red wine

12 January 2024
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Dr Martin Juneau, M.D., FRCP

A very large number of studies have clearly shown that moderate alcohol intake is associated with a significant reduction in coronary heart disease and premature mortality. Regular consumption of small quantities of red wine seems particularly beneficial, in particular because of a lower risk of several cancers observed in wine drinkers.

Cardiovascular benefits associated with body weight loss

5 December 2023
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Dr Martin Juneau, M.D., FRCP

The results of clinical studies on new anti-obesity drugs confirm that significant body weight loss is associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease.

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.

Emulsifiers: Food additives that increase the risk of cardiovascular disease?

26 October 2023
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Dr Martin Juneau, M.D., FRCP

High consumption of certain emulsifiers widely used in the manufacture of ultra-processed foods is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.

Noise, a little-known risk factor for cardiovascular disease

15 September 2023
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Dr Martin Juneau, M.D., FRCP

Several epidemiological studies report that prolonged exposure to traffic noise is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.

Reducing chronic stress contributes to the positive effects of moderate alcohol consumption on the risk of cardiovascular disease

8 August 2023
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Dr Martin Juneau, M.D., FRCP

A study reports that moderate alcohol consumption (1-14 drinks per week) reduces activity in the amygdala, the region of the brain involved in the stress response. The resulting reduction in chronic stress is associated with a reduction in the risk of cardiovascular events.

Lifestyle habits are the key to improving healthy life expectancy

14 June 2023
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Dr Martin Juneau, M.D., FRCP

The adoption of a series of measures that optimize cardiovascular health is associated with a significant increase in the number of years of life without chronic diseases.

Preventing cardiovascular disease also means preventing cancer!

1 June 2023
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Dr Martin Juneau, M.D., FRCP

One study reports that people who have cardiovascular disease are at much higher risk of developing several types of cancers in the years that follow.

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