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articles by: Dr. Michael Greger

Does Gluten Sensitivity Exist?

In 1980, researchers in England reported a series of women with no evidence of celiac disease (the autoimmune disorder associated with gluten intolerance), who nevertheless resolved their chronic diar…

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Hummus for Heart Health

I’ve talked previously about the anti-diabetic and anti-obesity effects of various phytonutrients in beans, but beans have protective effects on the cardiovascular system as well. As one review found,…

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Could Chlorella Be Linked to Psychosis?

Multiple studies published over the last few decades suggest that exercise can mitigate the decline in immune function as we age. Exercising can boost the activity of natural killer cells, our immune …

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The Little-Known Science Behind Cooking Broccoli

When I used to teach medical students at Tufts, I gave a lecture about this amazing new therapeutic called “iloccorB.” I’d talk about all the new science, all the things it could do, its excellent saf…

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The Number One Global Diet Risk

The Global Burden of Disease Study published in 2012, is the most comprehensive and systematic analysis of causes of death undertaken to date, involving nearly 500 researchers from more than 300 insti…

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Illegal Drugs in Chicken Feathers?

Between 1940 and 1971, the synthetic estrogen DES was "prescribed to several million pregnant women with the promise that it would help prevent miscarriages." Problems were first highlighted in 1953 w…

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What’s the Best Mouthwash?

The effects of a vegetarian diet on systemic diseases like cancer, diabetes, and heart diseases have been studied and have revealed predominantly less systemic diseases in vegetarians. However, there …

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Breast Cancer May Be Linked to Digestion

Why do constipated women appear to be at higher risk for breast cancer? The results of a 1989 study out of the American Journal of Public Health suggested a slight increased risk of breast cancer for …

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Treat Acne (and Prevent Disease) By Cutting This Out of Your Diet

Acne is an epidemic skin disease of industrialized countries, reaching prevalence rates of over 85 percent of teenagers. In nearly half of American men and women, acne even continues after adolescence…

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Diabetics Should Take Their Pulses

How did doctors treat diabetes before insulin? Almost a thousand medicinal plants are known antidiabetic agents, including beans, most of which have been used in traditional medicine. Of course, just …

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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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