Nautilus Plus joins forces with UQAM in cancer fight

    MONTREAL, Oct. 9 /CNW Telbec/ - An unprecedented association between
Nautilus Plus and the Fondation de l'UQAM was created recently. For the first
time, a UQAM research chair will benefit from donations by the directors,
management employees and members of a company. Created through the generosity
of Nautilus Plus, the Fonds Richard Béliveau will support the research chair
of Professor Richard Béliveau, PhD biochemistry, in support of his fight
against cancer. Over the coming months, the entire 32 center network of
Nautilus Plus in Québec will organize a variety of fund-raising activities.
All profits generated by these activities will be contributed to the Chaire en
Prévention et Traitement du Cancer de l'UQAM.
    Created in 2004, the UQAM research chair for the treatment and prevention
of cancer is devoted to research on the identification of human dietary
compounds with preventive and therapeutic properties, and on the use of such
elements to reduce the incidence and development of cancers in humans.
    Professor Richard Béliveau holds a doctorate in biochemistry and is one
of the leading experts in this field, recognized worldwide. In addition to
having authored more than 200 publications in international medical journals,
he is also the author of two best sellers: Foods That Fight Cancer and Cooking
with Foods That Fight Cancer. Moreover, his laboratory was the first to
provide evidence of the anticancer properties of green tea polyphenols. His
research is based both on solid scientific findings and on statistical data
that demonstrate correlations among population groups, food, and the incidence
of certain cancers.

    Diet is critical

    According to the most recent findings of the World Cancer Research Fund,
published in 2007, 30% of all cancers are directly related to diet. The
percentage may be as high as 70% for cancers of the gastro-intestinal system
(oesophagus, stomach and colon).
    Professor Béliveau's research has demonstrated that most vegetables
contain "phytochemical" compounds, substances endowed with anti-cancer
properties. For example, soy, tomatoes, green tea garlic, onion and grapes are
particularly rich in phytochemical substances and can help prevent cancer.

    Healthy lifestyles

    The mission of Nautilus Plus is to play an active role in the welfare of
the population by providing better nutrition and physical fitness programs
that improve health and quality of life.
    By affiliating with and participating in this project, Nautilus Plus
contributes not only to cancer research, but also to the promotion of regular
physical activity and healthy eating habits -- values which are very important
to the company.

For further information:

For further information: Eric Dostaler, (450) 465-5814 ext. 2504,

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