Noise, a little-known risk factor for cardiovascular disease

15 September 2023
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.

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

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

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

8 August 2023
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.

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.

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