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Alzheimer's Disease: Up to half of cases potentially preventable with lifestyle changes

Michael Greger MD | November 29, 2011 | Health

Read More: Alzheimer's, Amyloid, apple juice, cholesterol, cognition, cranberry, dementia, fruit, fruit juice, ginger, meat, phytonutrients, plant-based diet, pomegranate

November was proclaimed National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month, in recognition of the five million Americans stricken with the devastating terminal illness, now the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. A new analysis suggests that up to......

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Talking Turkey: 9 out of 10 retail turkey samples contaminated with fecal bacteria

Michael Greger MD | November 21, 2011 | Health

Read More: bacteria, CDC, contamination, e. coli, food safety, meat, MRSA, Pew Commission, poultry, public health, staph, staphylococcus, turkey

Ben Franklin's tree-perching "Bird of Courage" has been transformed into a flightless butterball so top-heavy they are physically incapable of mating (necessitating artificial insemination). Turkeys are bred to grow so fast, a group of veterinary researchers concluded, "they are......

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Ask the Doctor: Q&A with Michael Greger, M.D. (Week 8)

Michael Greger MD | November 12, 2011 | Health

Read More: blood type, calcium, celiac, cinnamon, dairy, diet, drugs, durian, fruits, kidney stone, meat, Methotrexate, orange juice, oxalates, rheumatoid arthritis, salt, sugar, vegetables, water

This is another sampling of the more than 600 comments and questions I’ve responded to on the site (so far!). Please feel free to leave any follow-up questions here or on any of the hundreds of videos on the more than a thousand......

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Supreme Court case: meat industry sues to keep downed animals in food supply

Michael Greger MD | November 3, 2011 | Health

Read More: American Meat Institute, anthrax, campylobacter, cows, dairy, downed animals, downers, e. coli, Federal School Lunch Program, ground beef, hamburger, Humane Society of the United States, livestock, mad cow disease, meat, meat industry, National Meat Association, pigs, public health, Salmonella, sheep, soy, swine flu, USDA

This week I participated in a press briefing to discuss National Meat Association v. Harris, a case appearing before the Supreme Court next week. The meat industry is trying to overturn a California law meant to keep "downed" animals--those......

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Bowel movements: the scoop on poop

Michael Greger MD | September 29, 2011 | Health

Read More: beets, bowel movements, breast cancer, colon, diverticulosis, esselstyn, fiber, meat, omnivores, Painter and Burkitt, stool shape, stool size, vegans, vegetarians

Years ago we learned that those eating plant-based diets are just "regular" people. In a study comparing omnivores, vegetarians, and vegans profiled in my Bowel Movement Frequency video on NutritionFacts.org, researchers found a "very clear trend towards an increasing......

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Breast Cancer and Diet

Michael Greger MD | September 26, 2011 | Health

Read More: acrylamide, alcohol, anabolic steroids, apples, beans, black beans, breast cancer, broccoli, cabbage, cancer, dairy, estrogen, exercise, flax seeds, folic acid, garlic, heterocyclic amines, hormones, industrial pollutants, kale, Kimchi, leeks, meat, melatonin, multivitamin, mushroom, onions, plant-based diet, prostate, puberty, soy foods, strawberries, Tamoxifen, tea, turmeric, vegetables, women's health

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a concept invented more than 25 years ago by Imperial Chemical Industries with the curious mantra "Early Detection Is Your Best Prevention." Of course early detection (by definition) doesn't prevent breast cancer......

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Erectile dysfunction and diet

Michael Greger MD | September 14, 2011 | Health

Read More: cardiovascular disease, coronary heart disease, erectile dysfunction, meat, plant-based diet, sexual function, stroke

One of my more risqué NutritionFacts.org videos, today's video-of-the-day Rosy Glow, touches on the relationship between erectile dysfunction and cardiovascular disease. Arteries are arteries, whether they're supplying blood to the heart or to other vital organs. And hardened arteries......

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Eating a near optimal "4-Leaf" diet...in a toxic world

J Morris Hicks | March 20, 2011 | Food, Lifestyle

Read More: 4-leaf program, meat, natural diet for humans, optimal diet, raw, take charge of your health

It all goes back to the natural diet for our species...whole plants. As Dr. T. Colin Campbell has often said, "the closer we get to a diet of whole plant foods, the better off we will be." So, let's assume......

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