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NutritionFacts.org

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Michael Greger, M.D. blogs at NutritionalFacts.org. "The goal of this website is to present you with the results of the latest in nutrition and health research, presented in a way that is easy to understand."

 
Preventing Asthma With Fruits and Vegetables
16 Apr 2014
Preventing Asthma With Fruits and Vegetables Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: A study involving more than a million kids suggests the striking worldwide variation in childhood [...]

 
Taxpayer Subsidies for Unhealthy Foods
14 Apr 2014
Taxpayer Subsidies for Unhealthy Foods Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: What if billions in tax dollars were invested in healthier options rather than given to corporations [...]

 
How Many Cancers Have Been Caused by ArsenicĀ­-Laced Chicken?
11 Apr 2014
How Many Cancers Have Been Caused by Arsenic­-Laced Chicken? Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Arsenic-containing drugs intentionally added to poultry feed to reduce the [...]

 
California Children Are Contaminated
9 Apr 2014
California Children Are Contaminated Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: The levels of arsenic, banned pesticides, and dioxins exceeded cancer benchmarks in each of the 364 children [...]

 
Caloric Restriction vs. Animal Protein Restriction
7 Apr 2014
Caloric Restriction vs. Animal Protein Restriction Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: The lifespan extension associated with dietary restriction may be due less to a reduction [...]

 
Why Do We Age?
4 Apr 2014
Why Do We Age? Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: A bacteria discovered on Easter Island may hold the key to the proverbial fountain of youth by producing rapamycin, which inhibits [...]

 
Blood Type Diet Debunked
2 Apr 2014
Blood Type Diet Debunked Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: A systematic review finds no evidence to support the notion that people should choose diets based on their blood type. So [...]

 
Fully Consensual Heart Disease Treatment
31 Mar 2014
Fully Consensual Heart Disease Treatment Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: When doctors withhold dietary treatment options from cardiac patients, they are violating the cornerstone [...]

 
Phytates for the Treatment of Cancer
28 Mar 2014
Phytates for the Treatment of Cancer Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Do the anti-cancer effects of phytates in a petri dish translate out into clinical studies on cancer prevention [...]

 
Phytates for Rehabilitating Cancer Cells
26 Mar 2014
Phytates for Rehabilitating Cancer Cells Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Unlike most other anti-cancer agents, the phytates naturally found in whole plant foods may trigger [...]

 
Phytates for the Prevention of Cancer
24 Mar 2014
Phytates for the Prevention of Cancer Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Phytic acid (phytate), concentrated in food such as beans, whole grains, and nuts, may help explain lower [...]

 
Low Carb Diets and Coronary Blood Flow
21 Mar 2014
Low Carb Diets and Coronary Blood Flow Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Blood flow within the hearts of those eating low carb diets was compared to those eating plant-based [...]

 
Nuts May Help Prevent Death
19 Mar 2014
Nuts May Help Prevent Death Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Just a few small servings of nuts a week may increase our lifespan and lower cancer risk. More on nuts and heart [...]

 
Turmeric Curcumin Reprogramming Cancer Cell Death
17 Mar 2014
Turmeric Curcumin Reprogramming Cancer Cell Death Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: The spice turmeric appears to be able to switch back on the self-destruct mechanism within [...]

 
Carcinogen Blocking Effects of Turmeric Curcumin
14 Mar 2014
Carcinogen Blocking Effects of Turmeric Curcumin Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Less than a teaspoon a day of turmeric appears to significantly lower the DNA mutating ability [...]

 
Back to Our Roots: Curry and Cancer
12 Mar 2014
Back to Our Roots: Curry and Cancer Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Dramatically lower cancer rates in India may in part be attributable to their more plant-based, spice-rich [...]

 
Seeing Red No. 3: Coloring to Dye For
10 Mar 2014
Seeing Red No. 3: Coloring to Dye For Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: The artificial food coloring Red No. 3 has yet to be banned despite its purported role in causing thousands [...]

 
Dietary Sources of Alkylphenol Endocrine Disruptors
7 Mar 2014
Dietary Sources of Alkylphenol Endocrine Disruptors Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Foods of animal origin (especially fish) appear to be the most important source of human [...]

 
Alkylphenol Endocrine Disruptors and Allergies
5 Mar 2014
Alkylphenol Endocrine Disruptors and Allergies Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: The dramatic rise of allergic diseases such as eczema and seasonal allergies may be related [...]

 
How to Slow Brain Aging by Two Years
3 Mar 2014
How to Slow Brain Aging by Two Years Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: The consumption of blueberries and strawberries is associated with delayed cognitive aging by as much [...]

 
Is Meat Glue Safe?
28 Feb 2014
Is Meat Glue Safe? Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Used in about 8 million pounds of meat every year in the United States, the "meat glue" enzyme transgutaminase [...]

 
Is Liquid Smoke Flavoring Carcinogenic?
26 Feb 2014
Is Liquid Smoke Flavoring Carcinogenic? Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Different brands of liquid smoke flavorings have been tested for DNA-damaging potential, p53 activation, [...]

 
Food Antioxidants, Stroke, and Heart Disease
24 Feb 2014
Food Antioxidants, Stroke, and Heart Disease Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: The oxidation of high-fat and cholesterol-rich foods in our stomachs may help explain why eating [...]

 
Food Antioxidants and Cancer
21 Feb 2014
Food Antioxidants and Cancer Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Antioxidant intake from foods (not supplements) is associated with lower cancer risk. But should we take a multivitamin? [...]

 
Orange Aromatherapy for Anxiety
19 Feb 2014
Orange Aromatherapy for Anxiety Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: The smell of sweet orange essential oil may have anxiety-reducing properties without the potentially addictive, [...]

 
Who Says Eggs Aren't Healthy or Safe?
17 Feb 2014
Who Says Eggs Aren't Healthy or Safe? Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Freedom of Information Act documents reveal that the U.S. Department of Agriculture warned the egg [...]

 
How Much Exercise to Sustain Weight Loss?
14 Feb 2014
How Much Exercise to Sustain Weight Loss? Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: What role has inactivity played in the obesity epidemic and how much should we be exercising? I [...]

 
Who Determines if Food Additives Are Safe?
12 Feb 2014
Who Determines if Food Additives Are Safe? Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: The safety of food additives is determined not by the FDA, but by the manufacturers of the chemicals [...]

 
Chicken Salmonella Thanks to Meat Industry Lawsuit
10 Feb 2014
Chicken Salmonella Thanks to Meat Industry Lawsuit Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: The meat industry sued the federal government, winning the right to sell food known to be [...]

 
Foster Farms Responds to Chicken Salmonella Outbreaks
7 Feb 2014
Foster Farms Responds to Chicken Salmonella Outbreaks Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Foster Farms chicken may have infected and sickened more than 10,000 people due to contamination [...]

 
Norovirus Food Poisoning from Pesticides
5 Feb 2014
Norovirus Food Poisoning from Pesticides Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Organic produce may present less of a food safety risk, given the potential contamination of pesticides [...]

 
Is Fish Oil Just Snake Oil?
3 Feb 2014
Is Fish Oil Just Snake Oil? Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Advice to eat oily fish or take fish oil to lower risk of heart disease, stroke, or mortality is no longer supported [...]

 
Should We Take a Multivitamin?
31 Jan 2014
Should We Take a Multivitamin? Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: What does the best available science say about the role multivitamins may play in heart disease, cancer, and [...]

 
Convincing Doctors to Embrace Lifestyle Medicine
29 Jan 2014
Convincing Doctors to Embrace Lifestyle Medicine Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: An editorial by the Director of Yale's Prevention Research Center on putting a face on [...]

 
Dr. Burkitt's F-Word Diet
27 Jan 2014
Dr. Burkitt's F-Word Diet Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: The famous surgeon Denis Burkitt suggests an explanation for why many of our most common and deadliest diseases [...]

 
Q&A with Michael Greger, M.D. (NutritionFacts.org)
26 Jan 2014
Q&A with Michael Greger, M.D. (NutritionFacts.org) I'm excited for my first Hangout On Air! Please post questions before and during the hangout by going to http://bit.ly/1drqVfj and clicking on the "Q&A" button in the [...]

 
Prostate Cancer and Organic Milk vs. Almond Milk
24 Jan 2014
Prostate Cancer and Organic Milk vs. Almond Milk Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Does the hormonal stimulation of human prostate cancer cells by cow milk in a petri dish translate [...]

 
Who Shouldn't Consume Curcumin or Turmeric?
22 Jan 2014
Who Shouldn't Consume Curcumin or Turmeric? Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Just because something is natural and plant-based doesn't mean it's necessarily safe. [...]

 
Boosting the Bioavailability of Curcumin
20 Jan 2014
Boosting the Bioavailability of Curcumin Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Dietary strategies, including the use of black pepper (piperine), can boost blood levels of curcumin [...]

 
Turmeric Curcumin and Osteoarthritis
17 Jan 2014
Turmeric Curcumin and Osteoarthritis Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: The yellow pigment curcumin in the spice turmeric may work as good or better than anti-inflammatory drugs [...]

 
Turmeric Curcumin and Rheumatoid Arthritis
15 Jan 2014
Turmeric Curcumin and Rheumatoid Arthritis Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Randomized controlled trial comparing the safety and efficacy of drugs versus curcumin, the yellow [...]

 
Spicing Up DNA Protection
13 Jan 2014
Spicing Up DNA Protection Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: The DNA of those cooking with spices such as ginger, rosemary, and turmeric appears less susceptible to breakage. What [...]

 
Which Spices Fight Inflammation?
10 Jan 2014
Which Spices Fight Inflammation? Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: An elegant experiment is described in which the blood of those eating different types of spices such as cloves, [...]

 
Superbugs in Conventional vs. Organic Chicken
8 Jan 2014
Superbugs in Conventional vs. Organic Chicken Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: The level of multi-drug antibiotic resistant bacteria contamination is compared between meat [...]

 
Bacon, Eggs, and Gestational Diabetes During Pregnancy
6 Jan 2014
Bacon, Eggs, and Gestational Diabetes During Pregnancy Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Eating meat or eggs before pregnancy may increase the risk of gestational diabetes. I [...]

 
Dietary Treatments for Computer Eye Strain
3 Jan 2014
Dietary Treatments for Computer Eye Strain Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Certain berries may help relieve visual fatigue associated with staring at a computer screen all [...]

 
Dietary Treatment of Glaucoma
1 Jan 2014
Dietary Treatment of Glaucoma Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Blueberries may help protect against age-related macular degeneration, and black currants may help halt the progression [...]

 
Dietary Prevention of Age-Related Macular Degeneration
30 Dec 2013
Dietary Prevention of Age-Related Macular Degeneration Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Yellow plant pigments such as lutein and zeaxanthin build up in the back of our eyes [...]

 
Greens vs. Glaucoma
27 Dec 2013
Greens vs. Glaucoma Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Kale and collard greens contain vision-protecting plant nutrients such as zeaxanthin that may significantly lower the risk [...]

 
How to Reach the Antioxidant RDA
13 Dec 2013
How to Reach the Antioxidant RDA Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Even nine servings of fruits and vegetables a day may not reach the minimum recommended intake of antioxidants [...]



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