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Introductory Videos Health Topics NutritionFacts.org

(4 days ago) The U.S. health care system appears to run on a fee-for-service model in which doctors get paid for the pills and procedures they prescribe, rewarding quantity over quality. If doctors were instead paid for performance, there would be financial incentive to treat the lifestyle causes of disease.

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Health and Nutrition Videos

(4 days ago) Health and Nutrition Videos. How Variation Can Trump Sensation and Lead to Overeating. Big Food uses our hard-wired drive for dietary diversity against us. Watch Latest Video. July 28th, 2021 How Variation Can Trump Sensation and Lead to Overeating.

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World Health Organization Health Topics NutritionFacts.org

(Just Now) The World Health Organization, also known as the WHO, is the public health agency for the United Nations. WHO creates guidelines and recommendations to boost health globally. In 1978, WHO set the first international safety limit for the heavy metal, mercury . WHO has also established safety limits for the metal, aluminum, the element, iodine

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Thyroid Health: The Latest Research NutritionFacts.org

(9 days ago) Learn more about the latest research on thyroid health in the videos below. A butterfly-shaped gland found low on the front of the neck, the thyroid is part of the endocrine system, which is made up of glands that produce, store, and release hormones into the bloodstream.

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Dr. Greger's Daily Dozen Healthiest of Healthy Foods

(9 days ago) 1 day ago · Dr. Greger has lectured at the Conference on World Affairs, the National Institutes of Health, and the International Bird Flu Summit, testified before Congress, appeared on The Dr. Oz Show and The Colbert Report, and was invited as an expert witness in defense of Oprah Winfrey at the infamous "meat defamation" trial.

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omnivores Health Topics NutritionFacts.org

(4 days ago) Omnivores may have higher rates of cancer, diabetes, and heart disease than vegans and vegetarians. An omnivorous diet also appears to increase the risk of abdominal fat, higher BMI , obesity , unhealthy stools, and accelerated aging. Many clinical trials have compared omnivores to …

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eye health Health Topics NutritionFacts.org

(5 days ago) Eye Health Topic summary contributed by volunteer(s): Rob Plant-based diets may help prevent each of the four common causes of vision loss – namely cataracts , glaucoma (see also here and here ), age-related macular degeneration (see also here ) and diabetes (see also here , here , and here ).

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CHIP: The Complete Health Improvement Program

(8 days ago) The Coronary Health Improvement Project (CHIP) for Lowering Weight and Improving Psychosocial Health. Merrill RM, Aldana SG, Greenlaw RL, Diehl HA. The Coronary Health Improvement Projects Impact on Lowering Eating, Sleep, Stress, and Depressive Disorders. Published online: 23 Jan 2013 Pages 337-344.

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Healthy Joints NutritionFacts.org

(8 days ago) The China Study is a prime example, showing “the serious health consequences of high consumption of proinflammatory foods, meat, dairy, fat, and junk, and low consumption of anti-inflammatory plant foods, whole grains, vegetables and fruits,” and beans, split peas, chickpeas, and lentils. The unnatural Western diet “contributes to low

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Adventist Health Studies Health Topics NutritionFacts.org

(9 days ago) The ground-breaking Adventist Health Study (AHS-2) explores the links between lifestyle, diet and disease among Seventh-day Adventists, most of whom follow unique dietary habits. More than 96,000 church members from the U.S. and Canada are participating in the current study led by researchers at Loma Linda University.

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Phytates for the Prevention of Osteoporosis

(7 days ago)Health authorities from all over the world universally recommend increasing consumption of whole grains and legumes [beans, split peas, chickpeas, and lentils] for health promotion.” But, what about the phytates? “Phytate…is a naturally-occurring compound found in all [plant] seeds.”

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greens Health Topics NutritionFacts.org

(1 days ago) Greens consumption is also associated with increased physical attractiveness, reduced facial wrinkling, improved dental health, better immune system, and may reduce free radical DNA damage. Two or more daily servings of greens may help clear the human papilloma virus, which can cause cancer. Eating green leafy vegetables may also reduce risk

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How Beans Help Our Bones NutritionFacts.org

(3 days ago) Health authorities from all over the world universally recommend increasing the consumption of whole grains and legumes—beans, split peas, chickpeas, and lentils—for health promotion. But what about the phytates? Phytate is a naturally occurring compound found in all plant seeds (like beans, grains, and nuts) that over the decades has been maligned as mineral absorption …

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Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn Health Topics NutritionFacts.org

(6 days ago) CHIP: The Complete Health Improvement Program. Learn about this community-based education program informing physicians and patients alike about the power of nutrition as medicine. What Is the Optimal Diet? The CHIP program has attempted to take the pioneering lifestyle medicine work of Pritikin and Ornish and spread it into the community.

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liver health Health Topics NutritionFacts.org

(7 days ago) The following appear to promote liver health: green tea, cruciferous vegetables, Indian gooseberries, turmeric, whole grains, chlorella, and broccoli. Possibly protective against liver cancer: black beans, cranberries, coffee, and dietary phytates, found in beans, whole grains, nuts, and seeds. The information on this page has been compiled

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Does Marijuana Cause Health Problems

(Just Now) Cannabis use contributes more to disease than death (in part because people aren’t injecting it), but “ [t]he health-related harms of cannabis had never been quantified on a global scale”—until, 2013. Every year, cannabis is estimated to result …

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coffee Health Topics NutritionFacts.org

(1 days ago) The National Institutes of Health–AARP Diet and Health Study, the largest-ever prospective study conducted on diet and health, found that people who drank six or more cups of coffee per day had a 10 to 15 percent lower mortality rate due to fewer deaths from heart disease, respiratory disease, stroke, injuries, accidents, diabetes, and

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Should You Get an Annual Health Check-Up

(2 days ago) Dr. Greger has lectured at the Conference on World Affairs, the National Institutes of Health, and the International Bird Flu Summit, testified before Congress, appeared on The Dr. Oz Show and The Colbert Report, and was invited as an expert witness in defense of Oprah Winfrey at the infamous "meat defamation" trial.

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iron Health Topics NutritionFacts.org

(9 days ago) Three major studies involving hundreds of thousands of subjects—the Harvard Nurses’ Health Study and Health Professionals Follow-Up Study, and the largest study in history on diet and health, co-sponsored by the National Institutes of Health and AARP—found similar results: Meat consumption was associated with increased risk of dying from cancer, dying from heart disease, and dying

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A Healthy Thyroid NutritionFacts.org

(1 days ago) Public health efforts to limit salt intake to decrease cardiovascular risk, in conjunction with increasing use of non-iodized salt, may in part be to blame. Now, not adding salt to foods is a good thing, as sodium is considered the second leading dietary killer in …

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Isn't regular cocoa powder healthier than alkali-processed

(4 days ago) Dr. Greger has lectured at the Conference on World Affairs, the National Institutes of Health, and the International Bird Flu Summit, testified before Congress, appeared on The Dr. Oz Show and The Colbert Report, and was invited as an expert witness in defense of Oprah Winfrey at the infamous "meat defamation" trial.

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The Best Dried Fruit for Osteoporosis NutritionFacts.org

(6 days ago) The Singapore Chinese Health Study found that a “diet rich in plant-based foods, namely vegetables, fruit, and legumes such as soy, may reduce the risk of hip fracture.” But, why? But, why? “The underlying mechanism in postmenopausal osteoporosis (PO) is an imbalance between bone resorption [disappearance] and formation,” and oxidative

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IGF-1 Health Topics NutritionFacts.org

(Just Now) Topic summary contributed by volunteer(s): Dan. Insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) is a natural human growth hormone that assists the body’s transition from childhood into healthy adulthood. Once the body completes this natural growth period, high levels of IGF-1 are no longer necessary and over-production may become detrimental to health.

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Researching the Health Effects of Marijuana

(7 days ago) The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids: The Current State of Evidence and Recommendations for Research. Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2017 Jan. The National Academies Collection: Reports funded by National Institutes of Health.

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Are Lectins in Food Good or Bad for You

(8 days ago) Dr. Greger has lectured at the Conference on World Affairs, the National Institutes of Health, and the International Bird Flu Summit, testified before Congress, appeared on The Dr. Oz Show and The Colbert Report, and was invited as an expert witness in defense of Oprah Winfrey at the infamous "meat defamation" trial.

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Is Liquid Smoke Safe

(9 days ago) Dr. Greger has lectured at the Conference on World Affairs, the National Institutes of Health, and the International Bird Flu Summit, testified before Congress, appeared on The Dr. Oz Show and The Colbert Report, and was invited as an expert witness in defense of Oprah Winfrey at the infamous "meat defamation" trial.

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The Food Safety Risk of Organic versus Conventional

(Just Now) The Food Safety Risk of Organic versus Conventional. The stated principles of organic agriculture are “health, ecology, fairness, and care,” but if you ask people why they buy organic, the strongest predictor is concern for their own health. People appear to spend more for organic foods for selfish reasons, rather than altruistic motives.

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The Healthiest Lentil NutritionFacts.org

(5 days ago) Combine all ingredients in a soup pot. Bring to a boil then simmer over low heat until vegetables and lentils tender, about 20-25 minutes. Serve and season to taste with sea salt and black pepper. *If you have never cooked with plantains before, the green ones taste similar to a potato but look like a green banana.

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Almonds for Osteoporosis NutritionFacts.org

(8 days ago) S M Sacco, M N Horcajada, E Offord. Phytonutrients for bone health during ageing. Br J Clin Pharmacol. 2013 Mar;75(3):697-707. M Yi, J Fu, L Zhou, H Gao, C Fan, J Shao, B Xu, Q Wang, J Li, G Huang, K Lapsley, J B Blumberg, C Y Chen. The effect of almond consumption on elements of endurance exercise performance in trained athletes.

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What About Canned Fruit

(2 days ago) In health, Michael Greger, M.D. PS: If you haven’t yet, you can subscribe to my free videos here and watch my live, year-in-review presentations: 2012: Uprooting the Leading Causes of Death; 2013: More Than an Apple a Day; 2014: From Table to Able: Combating Disabling Diseases with Food

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Carrots and Nutrition: The Latest Research

(2 days ago) A plant-based diet may help prevent, treat, or reverse heart disease, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and other leading causes of death, and plant-based diet intervention groups have reported significant improvement in their physical functioning, general health, vitality, and mental health.

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Are the BPA-Free Plastics Like Tritan Safe

(1 days ago) Dr. Greger has lectured at the Conference on World Affairs, the National Institutes of Health, and the International Bird Flu Summit, testified before Congress, appeared on The Dr. Oz Show and The Colbert Report, and was invited as an expert witness in defense of Oprah Winfrey at the infamous "meat defamation" trial.

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Is Pomegranate Juice That Wonderful

(9 days ago) Transcript. Last year, the Federal Trade Commission charged top corporate executives at pomegranate juice maker POM Wonderful for making false and unsubstantiated health claims. For example, POM ads say that their juice can result in a “significant reduction of IMT [intima media thickness] (thickness of arterial plaque).”. They even cite

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The Human Health Effects of Cultivated Meat: Antibiotic

(9 days ago) The Human Health Effects of Cultivated Meat: Antibiotic Resistance. Michael Greger M.D. FACLM May 10th, 2021 Volume 53. The Human Health Effects of Cultivated Meat: Antibiotic Resistance. 4.63 (92.5%) 56 votes. Miracle drug antibiotics are being squandered to compensate for the overcrowded, stressful, unhygienic conditions on factory farms.

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animal products Health Topics NutritionFacts.org

(Just Now) Some health advocates have proposed reducing subsidies that help make animal food products artificially cheap. See related health topics animal fat, animal protein, beef, chicken, eggs, fish, meat, milk, Neu5Gc, pork, and poultry. The information on this page has been compiled from the research presented in the videos listed.

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Don't Wait Until Your Doctor Kicks the Habit

(7 days ago) No longer do doctors hold a professional monopoly on health information. There’s been a democratization of knowledge. And so, until the system changes, we have to take personal responsibility for our own health; for our family’s health. We can’t wait until society catches up with the science again, because it’s a matter of life and death.

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Diet for Hypothyroidism: A Natural Treatment for Hashimoto

(Just Now) “Considering these health-promoting effects of black cumin, it can be considered as a therapeutic approach in management of Hashimoto-related metabolic abnormalities.” A similar trial failed to find a benefit, though.

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How Much Water Should We Drink Every Day

(9 days ago) Dr. Greger has lectured at the Conference on World Affairs, the National Institutes of Health, and the International Bird Flu Summit, testified before Congress, appeared on The Dr. Oz Show and The Colbert Report, and was invited as an expert witness in defense of Oprah Winfrey at the infamous "meat defamation" trial.

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Zeranol Use in Meat & Breast Cancer NutritionFacts.org

(1 days ago) Zeranol Use in Meat & Breast Cancer. Anabolic growth-promoting drugs in meat production are by far the most potent hormones found in the food supply. In 1979, an epidemic of breast enlargement was noted in Italian children. Poultry or veal was suspected, given that estrogens may be fed to farm animals to accelerate their weight gain.

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Do the Pros of Brown Rice Outweigh the Cons of Arsenic

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Benefits of Garlic Powder for Heart Disease

(7 days ago) J Nutr Health Aging. 2013;17(7):600-4. Mahdavi-roshan M, Mirmiran P, Arjmand M, Nasrollahzadeh J. Effects of garlic on brachial endothelial function and capacity of plasma to mediate cholesterol efflux in patients with coronary artery disease.

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Which are More Anti-Inflammatory: Sweet Cherries or Tart

(3 days ago) In health, Michael Greger, M.D. PS: If you haven’t yet, you can subscribe to my free videos here and watch my live year-in-review presentations Uprooting the Leading Causes of Death, More Than an Apple a Day, From Table to Able, and Food as Medicine.

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Antioxidants and Depression NutritionFacts.org

(1 days ago) Although plant foods and food-derived phytochemicals have been associated with health benefits, antioxidants from dietary supplements appear to be less beneficial, and may, in fact, be detrimental to health. This may indicate that the form and delivery of the antioxidants are important. Alternatively, the observed associations may be due not to

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Oil Pulling for Cancer

(1 days ago) In health, Michael Greger, M.D. PS: If you haven’t yet, you can subscribe to my free videos here and watch my live presentations: 2019: Evidence-Based Weight Loss 2016: How Not To Die: The Role of Diet in Preventing, Arresting, and Reversing Our Top 15 Killers 2015: Food as Medicine: Preventing and Treating the Most Dreaded Diseases with Diet

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Are There Health Benefits of Spending Time in Nature

(6 days ago) Twohig-bennett C, Jones A. The health benefits of the great outdoors: A systematic review and meta-analysis of greenspace exposure and health outcomes. Environ Res. 2018;166:628-637. Hodson CB, Sander HA. Relationships between vegetation in student environments and academic achievement across the continental U.S. Landsc Urban Plan. 2019;189:212-24.

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Can Soy Prevent and Treat Prostate Cancer

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Do Walnuts Really Improve Artery Function

(8 days ago) The ability of blood vessels to relax and open normally is considered an excellent barometer of underlying vascular health. For example, even after controlling for other risk factors, 80% of those with better than average arterial function survived cardiac event-free over the years, whereas 80% of those with below average dilation didn’t.

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