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articles by: Dr. Michael Greger

How Humans Benefit From Stressed Plants

Plants live the ultimate sedentary lifestyleómost of us usually think of plants more as objects than as organisms. Because plants can't move, they've had to evolve a whole other way to escape threats …

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Tick Bites, Meat Allergies and Chronic Urticaria

In a previous video I made, I started talking about a tick bite-induced meat allergy, called Alpha-Gal, that is unlike any other food allergy we know. The most interesting feature of the reactions may…

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Debunking Egg Industry Myths

In my video Eggs vs. Cigarettes in Atherosclerosis, I profiled a study showing that both smoking and eating eggs can harm our arteries. But even egg yolks alone were associated with artery-clogging pl…

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How Walnuts Can Improve Artery Function

Good news for nut lovers: Eating at least one serving of walnuts per week may drop our chances of a cardiovascular-related death by 50%. However, walnut consumption may only drop our cholesterol level…

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Pollutants in Salmon and Our Own Fat

In my video Diabetes and Dioxins, I explored a nationwide study that found a strong dose-response relationship between industrial toxins and diabetes. Since then, Harvard researchers have reported a l…

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Diabetes and Dioxins

Finding higher diabetes rates among those heavily exposed to toxic pollutantsósuch as those exposed to Agent Orange, chemical plant explosions, toxic waste dumps, or heavy metals in fish from the Grea…

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Fish and Diabetes

In the past two years, six separate meta-analyses have been published on the relationship between fish consumption and type 2 diabetes. The whole point of a meta-analysis is to compile the best studie…

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Cancer Risk From French Fries

In the latest study on dietary patterns and breast cancer risk, healthier eating was associated with only a quarter of the odds of breast cancer, whereas less healthy eating was associated with up to …

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Statin Cholesterol Drugs and Invasive Breast Cancer

What does breast cancer have to do with cholesterol? There are many potential mechanisms by which cholesterol boosts breast cancer growth. For example, our bodies make estrogen, which is correlated wi…

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Cholesterol Feeds Breast Cancer Cells

One in eight American women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. There are a number of compounds in plant foods that may protect against breast cancer by a variety of mechanisms. Iíve…

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about Dr. Michael Greger

A founding member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Michael Greger, M.D., is a physician, author, and internationally recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health issues. Currently Dr. Greger serves as the Director of Public Health and Animal Agriculture at The Humane Society of the United States. Hundreds of his nutrition videos are freely available at NutritionFacts.org.

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