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Michael Greger MD

Preventing Breast Cancer with Flax Seeds

Michael Greger MD | May 26, 2016

I've previously discussed the role of dietary lignans in the reduction of breast cancer risk and improvement in breast cancer survival, based on...

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Children's Supplements Found Contaminated With Pollutants

Michael Greger MD | May 24, 2016

A number of case-control studies have found that giving kids cod liver oil supplements may increase their risk of asthma later in life....

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No More Than a Quart a Day of Hibiscus Tea

Michael Greger MD | May 19, 2016

Over the counter antacids are probably the most important source for human aluminum exposure in terms of dose. For example, Maalox, taken as...

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Aluminum Levels in Tea

Michael Greger MD | May 17, 2016

While aluminum is the third most abundant element on Earth, it may not be good for our brain, something we learned studying foundry...

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Rinse Your Mouth After Sour Foods and Drinks

Michael Greger MD | May 12, 2016

Hibiscus tea has been found to be as effective at lowering blood pressure as a leading hypertension drug without the potential side-effects (which...

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Plant-Based Diets for Hypertension

Michael Greger MD | May 10, 2016

Recently, researchers from Taiwan pitted the herbal tea hibiscus against obesity. They gave hibiscus to overweight individuals and reported that subjects showing reduced...

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How to Treat Prediabetes with Diet

Michael Greger MD | May 5, 2016

For people with prediabetes, lifestyle modification is considered "the cornerstone of diabetes prevention." Diet-wise, this means individuals with prediabetes or diabetes should aim...

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Are Sprouted Lentils Healthier Than Canned Lentils?

Michael Greger MD | May 3, 2016

Beans, chickpeas, split peas and lentils are packed with nutrients and play a role in the prevention of chronic disease, but most can't...

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Egg Consumption and LDL Cholesterol Size

Michael Greger MD | April 28, 2016

Maria Fernandez has received nearly a half million dollars from the egg industry and writes papers like "Rethinking dietary cholesterol." She admits that...

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