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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 Prediabetes By Eating More
21 Jul 2014
Preventing Prediabetes By Eating More Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: A head-to-head test of adding beans versus portion control for metabolic syndrome. What is metabolic [...]

 
Which Nut Fights Cancer Better?
18 Jul 2014
Which Nut Fights Cancer Better? Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Within hours the blood of those fed walnuts is able to suppress the growth of breast cancer cells in a petri [...]

 
What Diet Should Physicians Recommend?
16 Jul 2014
What Diet Should Physicians Recommend? Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Kaiser Permanente, the largest U.S. managed care organization, publishes patient education materials [...]

 
Preventing Liver Cancer with Coffee?
14 Jul 2014
Preventing Liver Cancer with Coffee? Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Based on studies linking coffee consumption with lower liver cancer risk, coffee is put to the test to [...]

 
Essential Tremor and Diet
11 Jul 2014
Essential Tremor and Diet Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Neurotoxins in chicken, such as the beta-carboline alkaloid harman, may explain the link between meat consumption [...]

 
Cooking to Live Longer
9 Jul 2014
Cooking to Live Longer Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Does cooking meals at home lead to improved health outcomes? And how do TV dinners compare nutritionally to TV chef [...]

 
The Best Way to Cook Sweet Potatoes
7 Jul 2014
The Best Way to Cook Sweet Potatoes Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: How does sweet potato baking compare to boiling and steaming and should we eat the skin? Sweet potatoes [...]

 
Anti-Cancer Potential of Sweet Potato Proteins
4 Jul 2014
Anti-Cancer Potential of Sweet Potato Proteins Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Sweet potatoes are not just one of the healthiest and cheapest sources of nutrition; the predominant [...]

 
Alzheimer's Disease: Grain Brain or Meathead?
2 Jul 2014
Alzheimer's Disease: Grain Brain or Meathead? Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Grain consumption appears strongly protective against Alzheimer's disease, whereas animal [...]

 
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Conflicts of Interest
30 Jun 2014
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Conflicts of Interest Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: What effect do corporate sponsorships from food companies have on the American Academy [...]

 
Dark Chocolate and Artery Function
27 Jun 2014
Dark Chocolate and Artery Function Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: What do studies not funded by the chocolate industry show about the effect of cocoa on arterial health? Here's [...]

 
Broccoli: Sprouts vs. Supplements
25 Jun 2014
Broccoli: Sprouts vs. Supplements Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Broccoli sprouts are compared to "Broccomax" supplements. Here's the link to the videos I [...]

 
When Low Risk Means High Risk
23 Jun 2014
When Low Risk Means High Risk Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Dr. Rose's sick population concept may explain why many nutrition studies underestimate the role of diet [...]

 
Topical Application of Turmeric Curcumin for Cancer
20 Jun 2014
Topical Application of Turmeric Curcumin for Cancer Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: For accessible cancers such as skin, mouth, and vulva, the spice turmeric can be applied [...]

 
Turmeric Curcumin and Colon Cancer
18 Jun 2014
Turmeric Curcumin and Colon Cancer Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: What role may the spice turmeric play in both the prevention of precancerous polyps and the treatment of [...]

 
Cadmium and Cancer: Plant vs. Animal Foods
16 Jun 2014
Cadmium and Cancer: Plant vs. Animal Foods Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Though the most concentrated sources of the toxic metal cadmium are cigarette smoke, seafood, and [...]

 
Gout Treatment with a Cherry on Top
16 Jun 2014
Gout Treatment with a Cherry on Top Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: How do sweet cherries compare to the drug allopurinol and a low purine diet for the treatment of the painful [...]

 
Watermelon for Sore Muscle Relief
13 Jun 2014
Watermelon for Sore Muscle Relief Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Watermelon found to reduce muscle soreness after an intense workout without the gut leakiness that occurs [...]

 
Anti-inflammatory Life is a Bowl of Cherries
9 Jun 2014
Anti-inflammatory Life is a Bowl of Cherries Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Sweet red bing cherries may act as a selective COX-2 inhibitor, reducing inflammation without [...]

 
Do Vegetarians Get Enough Protein?
6 Jun 2014
Do Vegetarians Get Enough Protein? Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Nutritional quality indices show plant-based diets are the healthiest, but do vegetarians and vegans reach [...]

 
Longer Life Within Walking Distance
4 Jun 2014
Longer Life Within Walking Distance Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Researchers find exercise often works just as well as drugs for the treatment of heart disease and stroke, [...]

 
Turning the Clock Back 14 Years
2 Jun 2014
Turning the Clock Back 14 Years Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Four simple health behaviors may cut our risk of chronic disease by nearly 80%, potentially dropping our risk [...]

 
Fruits, Veggies, and Longevity - How Many Minutes Per Mouthful?
30 May 2014
Fruits, Veggies, and Longevity - How Many Minutes Per Mouthful? Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: The first study to gauge how much longer we live based on the number of fruits [...]

 
Magic Bullets vs. Promiscuous Plants
28 May 2014
Magic Bullets vs. Promiscuous Plants Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: The pharmaceutical industry is starting to shift away from designing single target drugs to trying to [...]

 
Plants as Intellectual Property - Patently Wrong?
26 May 2014
Plants as Intellectual Property - Patently Wrong? Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Barriers to patent natural commodities such as the spice turmeric keeps prices low, but if [...]

 
Xenohormesis - What Doesn't Kill Plants May Make Us Stronger
23 May 2014
Xenohormesis - What Doesn't Kill Plants May Make Us Stronger Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: A new concept in biology tries to explain why the consumption of certain natural [...]

 
Appropriating Plant Defenses
21 May 2014
Appropriating Plant Defenses Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Plants and animal share similar biochemical pathways and signaling systems, which may explain why so many phytonutrients [...]

 
Tick Bites, Meat Allergies, and Chronic Urticaria
19 May 2014
Tick Bites, Meat Allergies, and Chronic Urticaria Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: The rising incidence of tick-bite induced meat allergies may account for cases of previously [...]

 
Alpha Gal and the Lone Star Tick
16 May 2014
Alpha Gal and the Lone Star Tick Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Our immune response against a foreign molecule present in animal products may play a role in some allergic, [...]

 
Eggs and Arterial Function
14 May 2014
Eggs and Arterial Function Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Even studies funded by the American Egg Board show our arteries benefit from not eating eggs. More on the reaction [...]

 
Debunking Egg Industry Myths
12 May 2014
Debunking Egg Industry Myths Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: The latest meta-analysis of studies on egg consumption and heart disease risk found that even less than a single [...]

 
Walnuts and Artery Function
9 May 2014
Walnuts and Artery Function Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Not eating walnuts may double our risk of dying from heart disease (compared to at least one serving a week), perhaps [...]

 
Pollutants in Salmon and Our Own Fat
7 May 2014
Pollutants in Salmon and Our Own Fat Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Farmed Atlantic salmon, the kind of salmon most commonly found in restaurants and supermarkets, may be [...]

 
Diabetes and Dioxins
5 May 2014
Diabetes and Dioxins Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Industrial pollutants that build up in our own body fat may help explain the link between obesity and diabetes. If these [...]

 
Fish and Diabetes
2 May 2014
Fish and Diabetes Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: The relationship between fish consumption and diabetes risk may be due to toxic pollutants that build up in the aquatic food [...]

 
Cancer Risk from French Fries
30 Apr 2014
Cancer Risk from French Fries Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: The association between cancer and the consumption of deep-fried foods may be due to carcinogens formed at high [...]

 
Statin Cholesterol Drugs and Invasive Breast Cancer
28 Apr 2014
Statin Cholesterol Drugs and Invasive Breast Cancer Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Reducing cholesterol levels may inhibit breast cancer development, but the long-term use [...]

 
Cholesterol Feeds Breast Cancer Cells
25 Apr 2014
Cholesterol Feeds Breast Cancer Cells Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Cholesterol appears to stimulate the growth of human breast cancer cells, which may explain why phytosterol-rich [...]

 
Treating Asthma and Eczema With Plant-­Based Diets
23 Apr 2014
Treating Asthma and Eczema With Plant-­Based Diets Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Pilot studies on treating allergic eczema and severe asthma with dietary interventions [...]

 
Treating Asthma With Plants vs. Supplements?
21 Apr 2014
Treating Asthma With Plants vs. Supplements? Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Whole fruits and vegetables were compared to both antioxidant pills as well as supplements containing [...]

 
Treating Asthma With Fruits and Vegetables
18 Apr 2014
Treating Asthma With Fruits and Vegetables Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Increasing fruit and vegetable consumption to seven servings a day appears to cut asthma exacerbation [...]

 
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 Arsenic­-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 [...]



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