Personalized health planning integrating medicine, exercise and diet
MONTREAL, Jan. 21, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - The president and co-founder of MEXA Preventive Medicine Centres, Dr. André de Villers, is very pleased to announce the opening of a first centre in Montreal, in the heart of the healthcare district. Located 1029 Saint-Denis, this centre will also be the network's head office.
MEXA is notable as the first centre in Canada to provide "personalized health planning" that integrates three components—medicine, exercise and diet—using state-of-the-art tools such as genetic biomarkers and sophisticated measurement instruments.
For Dr. de Villers, this approach, which uses such methods as nutrigenomics, holds great promise. "The analysis of genetic differences will make it possible to determine the type of diet or exercise that will give the best results for each person, so it is an additional tool in planning optimal health," he says.
The new 14,000-square-foot centre houses all the services needed to get into shape and manage weight under medical supervision. In addition to metabolic profiles and genetic testing, MEXA also offers fitness assessments, exercise sessions in small groups supervised by kinesiologists and nutritional consultation.
"Our experts support participants at every stage of the process, from diagnostics to taking action, and thereby help them achieve realistic health goals, and, above all, maintain them, over the long term," explains Dr. de Villers.
Founded in 2011, MEXA is a network of specialized preventive medicine centres that also support patients living with chronic pathologies. In addition to its new centre in Montreal, centres are located in Greenfield Park on the South Shore and in Vaudreuil-Dorion. Dr. André de Villers, MEXA's president and co-founder, has been very active in research in Quebec over the past two decades. In 1993, drawing on his experience in the field of metabolics, he founded Theratechnologies, which went on to become a leading Quebec public biotechnology company.
By moving away from the classical approach to curative medicine and closer to preventive medicine based on lifestyle, Dr. de Villers and the MEXA team contribute to finding solutions to public health issues in Quebec.
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