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articles by: Dr. Michael Greger

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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Preventing Prediabetes By Eating More

People who eat the most legumes appear to only have a fraction of the risk for a type of prediabetes known as metabolic syndrome. Legumes are beans, split peas, chickpeas, and lentils. In one study ou…

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Which Nut Fights Cancer Best?

People who eat nuts in their adolescence have a good chance of fighting off breast cancer later in life, according to data from the Harvard Nurse’s Study conducted a few years ago. A follow-up stud…

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What Diet Should Doctors Advise?

In 2013, a Nutritional Update for Physicians, published in the official journal of Kaiser Permanente, the largest managed care organization in the United States, told their physicians that healthy eat…

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For a Healthy Liver, Drink More Coffee

Decades ago, researchers in Norway came upon an unexpected finding. Alcohol consumption was associated with liver inflammation (no surprise), but a protective association was found for coffee consumpt…

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How Dietary Toxins are Linked to Essential Hand Tremor

Essential tremor, affecting 1 in 25 adults over 40 and up to 1 in 5 of those in their 90's, is one of the most common neurological diseases. In addition to the potentially debilitating hand tremor, th…

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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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