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articles by: Dr. Michael Greger

Low Carb Diets and Coronary Blood Flow

People going on low carb diets may not see a rise in their cholesterol levels. How is that possible? Because weight loss by any means can drop our cholesterol. We could go on an all-Twinkie diet and l…

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Want to Love Longer? Eat Some Nuts

We’ve known that increased nut consumption has been associated with a reduced risk of major chronic diseases, such as heart disease and diabetes. But do those who eat nuts actually live longer lives? …

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How Curry Can Kill Cancer Cells

It is estimated that the human body consists of ten or so trillion cells. Almost all of these cells get turned over within approximately 100 days. That means we're like a new person every three months…

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Carcinogen Blocking Effects of Turmeric

Researchers are becoming increasingly aware of "plant-derived substances that act as chemopreventive agents." Chemopreventatives are substances that help prevent cancer, as opposed to chemotherapy age…

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Back to Our Roots: Curry and Cancer

It is estimated that many tumors start around the age of 20. However, detection of cancer is normally around the age of 50 or later. Thus, it takes cancer decades to incubate. Why does it take so long…

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Coloring to Dye For? Dangers of Red No. 3

Fifteen million pounds of food dyes are sold every year in the U.S. Why? Foods "are artificially colored to make unattractive mixtures of basic ingredients and food additives acceptable to consumers."…

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How to Reduce Exposure to Alkylphenols Through Your Diet

Alkylphenols are industrial chemicals that are found in hair products, spermicides, cleaning products and detergents. They are an endocrine disruptor. Concern about alkylphenols first surfaced deca…

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How to Slow Brain Aging by Two Years

Fruits and vegetables help reduce the risk of other chronic diseases, so might they work for brain diseases as well? There has been a proliferation of recent interest in plant polyphenols as agents…

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What is ‘Meat Glue’?

The so-called "meat glue enzyme" transglutaminase is used by the meat industry to add value to meat by gluing together smaller scraps into a larger chunk. And it's not just used to make fake steak—the…

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Food Antioxidants and Cancer

The USDA recently removed their online antioxidant database of foods, "concerned that ORAC values were routinely misused by food and dietary supplement manufacturing companies to promote their product…

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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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