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Michael Greger MD

What Is the Cause of ALS?

Michael Greger MD | February 16, 2017

Lou Gehrig's disease, known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS, strikes healthy, middle-aged people seemingly at random. Of the major neurodegenerative diseases, it...

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Michael Greger MD

Benefits of Nutritional Yeast to Prevent the Common Cold

Michael Greger MD | February 14, 2017

Natural immunomodulators that can help regulate our immune system without side-effects have been sought for centuries, and all the while they've been sitting...

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Michael Greger MD

Benefits of Oatmeal for Fatty Liver Disease

Michael Greger MD | February 9, 2017

If oatmeal is so powerful that it can clear up some of the ravages of chemotherapy just applied to the skin (see my...

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Michael Greger MD

Does Oatmeal Lotion Work?

Michael Greger MD | February 7, 2017

A review in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology notes oatmeal has been used for centuries as a topical soothing agent on the...

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Michael Greger MD

What Not to Add to White Rice, Potatoes, or Pasta

Michael Greger MD | February 2, 2017

Rice currently feeds almost half the human population, making it the single most important staple food in the world, but a meta-analysis of...

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Michael Greger MD

Why Is Milk Consumption Associated with More Bone Fractures?

Michael Greger MD | January 31, 2017

Milk is touted to build strong bones, but a compilation of all the best studies found no association between milk consumption and hip...

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Janice Stanger, PhD

The China Study, Revised and Expanded

Janice Stanger, PhD | January 30, 2017

The Science of Plant-Based Diets - And Why Most People Know Nothing About It The China Study, first published in 2004, is a...

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Michael Greger MD

Are Sugar Pills Better than Antidepressant Drugs?

Michael Greger MD | January 26, 2017

We've learned that exercise compares favorably to antidepressant medications as a first-line treatment for mild to moderate depression (in my video Exercise vs....

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Michael Greger MD

Exercise as a Treatment for Depression

Michael Greger MD | January 24, 2017

We've known for decades that even a single bout of exercise can elevate our mood, but could it be enough to be used...

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