My Healthy Waist
Visceral adiposity: a key driver of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
Eat well and move: another success story!
NAFLD and cardiometabolic outcomes: contribution of excess visceral adiposity
Cardiovascular health: Sleep well, live well!
Further evidence that cardiorespiratory fitness is a vital sign!
Low-fat diet versus Mediterranean diet in secondary prevention: What is the best option?
Daily step count and mortality: A meta-analysis of 15 international cohorts provides new data
Should weight loss be the primary target to reduce health risk?
Socio-economic disparities and physical inactivity
Benefits of physical activity and mortality: Beyond the waistline
Healthy lifestyle habits: a focus of the American Heart Association
New dietary guidance from the American Heart Association
Celebrating the 100 years of the Physiological Reviews journal
The study of atherosclerosis using tools of the 21st century: The PESA study
The discovery of insulin: Our humble tribute
Surviving COVID-19: Do not forget physical activity!
METABOLIC SYNDROME UPDATE
Special issue on metabolic syndrome
IAS/ICCR paper published in Nature Reviews Endocrinology: Most accessed article of 2020
Global Highly Cited Researchers 2020 list reveals top talent in the sciences and social sciences
Abdominal obesity: a causal risk factor for cardiometabolic diseases
In the Spotlight
Liver fat accumulation/non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a highly prevalent condition and has become a major cause of liver failure. Imaging studies have shown that excess liver fat is frequently accompanied by an excess of abdominal visceral adipose tissue. Excess visceral adiposity is associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular … Continued
Expert opinion by Benoît Lamarche, PhD, FAHA, Professor, Institute of Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods, Université Laval, Québec, QC, Canada
The European Healthy Lifestyle Alliance (EHLA) and Benoit Arsenault, PhD, Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Université Laval, Centre de recherche de l’IUCPQ, Québec, QC, Canada
This video presents a discussion on ectopic fat depots by three experts in this area, Dr. Ulf Smith from Sweden, Dr. Marja-Riitta Taskinen from Finland and Dr. Michael Jensen from United States. Dr. Smith introduces the notion of ectopic fat by raising the issue that BMI is not the best measurement to assess individual risk … Continued
Influence of sex and presence of cardiovascular risk factors on relations between cardiorespiratory fitness and cerebrovascular hemodynamics.J Appl Physiol (1985). 2022;1331019-1030
Being physically active and having a high-quality dietary pattern are two key features of our lifestyle associated with a healthier cardiometabolic risk profile, contributing to longer and healthier lives. However, beyond their individual influence on cardiometabolic risk, what about the mortality risk associated with these two important markers of our lifestyle when they are simultaneously … Continued
Many studies worldwide have reported a close relationship between a high-risk obesity pattern, visceral obesity, and an altered cardiometabolic risk profile beyond total adiposity. Moreover, excess visceral adiposity is a significant risk factor for both cardiovascular disease (CVD) and type 2 diabetes. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), another prevalent condition frequently observed among patients with … Continued
In 2010, the American Heart Association (AHA) introduced the concept of Life’s Simple 7 to define ideal cardiovascular health. This proposal was a major paradigm shift, which moved the focus from cardiovascular disease risk management to the promotion of cardiovascular health. Among the Life’s Simple 7’s criteria, we find not only biological risk factors (healthy … Continued