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articles by: Dr. Michael Greger

How Sweet Potato Proteins May Help Prevent Cancer

Sweet potatoes can be considered a superfood. They are one of the healthiest and cheapest vegetables on the planet. (And one day, perhaps, even off the planet, as NASA has chosen the sweet potato for …

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How Meat and Grain Impact Brain Health

The rates of dementia differ greatly around the world, from the lowest rates in Africa, India, and South Asia, to the highest rates in Western Europe and especially North America. Is it all just genet…

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Top Conflicts of Interest Within the American Dietetic Association

The American Dietetic Association (ADA), the world’s largest association of nutrition professionals, is, in its own words, devoted to “improving the nation’s health.” They promote a series of Nutritio…

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How Dark Chocolate Affects Our Arteries

Chocolate: delicious beauty or harmful beast? Or both? Although chocolate products can contain high levels of fat and sugar, the cocoa powder itself may have beneficial effects in a number of chron…

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How Do Broccoli Supplements Compare to Sprouts?

Your grandparents and parents were smart to tell you to "eat your broccoli." But how often did they tell you to eat broccoli sprouts? What about broccoli supplements? Is one version of the green cr…

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Topical Application of Turmeric Curcumin for Cancer

In my video, Turmeric Curcumin and Colon Cancer, I talked about a study where researchers showed that, by taking curcumin, the yellow pigment in the spices turmeric and curry powder, those at high ris…

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Turmeric Curcumin and Colon Cancer

The low incidence of  bowel cancer in India is often attributed to natural antioxidants such as curcumin, the yellow pigment in the spice turmeric, used in curry powder. However, it is important to re…

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Cadmium and Cancer: Plant vs. Animal Foods

Cadmium is known as a highly toxic metal that represents a major hazard to human health. It sticks around in our body for decades because our body has no efficient way to get rid of it and may contrib…

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Post-Workout Muscle Pain? Skip the Drugs, Try Watermelon Instead

Long-distance runners and cross-fit athletes alike know it well: Delayed-onset muscle soreness is the discomfort that starts the day after a particularly grueling workout, caused by micro-tears in the…

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How to Fight Gout Pain With Your Diet

The Washington State Fruit Commission, our largest cherry producer, can fund reviews that cherry-pick studies on the anti-inflammatory effects of cherries in a petri dish and animal models. But what w…

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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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What an interesting article. I was sure our cats were the sleepiest animals.