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articles by: Dr. Michael Greger

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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Treating Asthma and Eczema With Plant-Based Diets

I previously discussed the power of fruits and vegetables to help prevent and treat asthma and allergies. If adding a few more servings of fruits and vegetables may help asthma, what about a diet cent…

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Treating Asthma With Plants vs. Supplements?

In my video Treating Asthma With Fruits and Vegetables, I highlighted a landmark study on manipulating antioxidant intake in asthma. The study found that just a few extra fruits and vegetables a day c…

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How Fruits and Vegetables Can Help Treat Asthma

In my video Preventing Asthma With Fruits and Vegetables, I highlighted an international study of asthma and allergies involving more than a million kids. The study found a consistent inverse relation…

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Preventing Asthma With Fruits and Vegetables

Asthma is the most common chronic disease in children and the prevalence is increasing around the world. Despite this, most research dollars are spent on adult chronic disease. "One might ask" a group…

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Taxpayer Subsidies for Unhealthy Foods

Why do food companies sell junk? Because unhealthy commodities are highly profitable. This is in part because of their low production cost, long shelf-life, and high retail value, which create pervers…

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How Many Cancers Have Been Caused by Arsenic-Laced Chicken?

In 2013, Maryland became the first state to ban the feeding of an arsenic-containing drug to chickens. This arsenic-containing drug is used to control parasites and gives chicken meat an "appealing pi…

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How Toxic Are California Children? A Study Examines Their Diets

Researchers analyzed the diets of California children ages two through seven†to determine the cancer and non-cancer health effects from food contaminant exposures. It turns out food may be the primary…

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How What We Eat (And Don’t Eat) Impacts How We Age

Many studies have shown that calorie restriction, without malnutrition, can increase lifespan and lower the risk of age-related diseases, such as cancer. However, for many people, calorie restricti…

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Blood Type Diet Debunked

Dr. Peter D'Adamo's book Eat Right for Your Type makes the astounding claim that people with different blood types should eat different foods. Type O's, for example, are supposed to be like the hunter…

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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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