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great site with nutritional research information

this is dr greger's new site:

http://nutritionfacts.org/

 

he has many excerpts from his videos here listing the peer reviewed papers that inspired them. this can be a very fine resource for anyone who wants to see what the science research has to say about various topics.

 

(note: we may not agree with some of the findings for various reasons, but this resource is nevertheless very useful due to the variety of topics and greger's fine and delightful  presentation.)

 

also uploaded is the biblio for the 3700+ articles and resources that have gone (so far) into making his dvds and the site. more bibs will follow as they are prepared. the bibs were produced using Pere Constans' excellent open source (gpl3 licensed) cb2bib program.

UPDATE 2013-07-15: greger's site could use some help with your donations to pay for web expenses. you can make your contributions here.

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Flashback Friday: How Much Fruit Is Too Much?
Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
Friday, November 9th, 2018


Does the threshold for toxicity of fructose apply to fruit or just to added industrial sugars such as sucrose and high fructose corn syrup?
 
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Best Brain Foods: Berries & Nuts Put to the Test
Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
Wednesday, November 7th, 2018


Randomized controlled studies put nuts, berries, and grape juice to the test for cognitive function.
 
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Can Saunas Detoxify Lead from the Body?
Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
Monday, November 5th, 2018


How much does sweating via sauna or exercise get rid of lead and mercury?
 
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Flashback Friday: The Best Way to Cook Sweet Potatoes
Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
Friday, November 16th, 2018


How does sweet potato baking compare to boiling and steaming, and should we eat the skin?
 
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Is Cheese Really Bad for You?
Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
Wednesday, November 14th, 2018


What about the recent studies that show cheese has neutral or positive health effects?
 
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Best Brain Foods: Greens & Beets Put to the Test
Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
Monday, November 12th, 2018


Cocoa and nitrite-rich vegetables, such as green leafies and beets, are put to the test for cognitive function.
 
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Flashback Friday: Who Says Eggs Aren’t Healthy or Safe?
Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
Friday, November 23rd, 2018


Freedom of Information Act documents reveal that the U.S. Department of Agriculture warned the egg industry that saying eggs are nutritious or safe may violate rules against false and misleading advertising.
 
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How the Dairy Industry Designs Misleading Studies
Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
Wednesday, November 21st, 2018


How the meat and dairy industries design studies showing their products have neutral or even beneficial effects on cholesterol and inflammation.
 
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Is Cheese Healthy? Compared to What?
Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
Monday, November 19th, 2018


Dairy is compared to other foods for cardiovascular (heart attack and stroke) risk.
 
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Flashback Friday: Which Type of Protein Is Better for Our Kidneys?
Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
Friday, November 30th, 2018


Anti-inflammatory drugs abolish the hyperfiltration and protein leakage response to meat ingestion, suggesting that animal protein causes kidney stress through an inflammatory mechanism.
 
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Is Lipstick Safe Given the Lead Contamination?
Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
Wednesday, November 28th, 2018


Dozens of lipsticks and lip glosses are put to the test.
 
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Benefits of Tea Tree Oil for Warts & Cold Sores
Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
Monday, November 26th, 2018


Does tea tree oil have enough antiviral activity to combat HSV-1 and papilloma viruses, the causes of cold sores and common warts respectively?
 
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Flashback Friday: The Best Kept Secret in Medicine
Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
Friday, December 7th, 2018


Lifestyle changes are often more effective in reducing the rates of heart disease, hypertension, heart failure, stroke, cancer, diabetes, and premature death than almost any other medical intervention.
 
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The First Studies on Vegetarian Athletes
Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
Wednesday, December 5th, 2018


Meat-eating athletes are put to the test against veg athletes and even sedentary plant-eaters in feats of endurance.
 
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The Gladiator Diet: How Vegetarian Athletes Stack Up
Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
Monday, December 3rd, 2018


Comparing the diets of the Roman gladiator “barley men” and army troopers to the modern Spartans of today.
 
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Flashback Friday: Eliminating 90% of Heart Disease Risk
Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
Friday, December 14th, 2018


Preventing and treating chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and stroke with diet and lifestyle changes is not just safer but may be dramatically more effective.
 
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Benefits of Blueberries for Heart Disease
Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
Wednesday, December 12th, 2018


Blueberry tea is put to the test for cholesterol lowering.
 
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Vegetarian Muscle Power, Strength, & Endurance
Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
Monday, December 10th, 2018


Randomized controlled trials put plant-based eating to the test for athletic performance.
 
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Flashback Friday: Anti-Cancer Potential of Sweet Potato Proteins
Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
Friday, December 21st, 2018


Sweet potatoes are not just one of the healthiest and cheapest sources of nutrition; the predominant protein is a type of protease inhibitor that may have cancer-fighting properties.
 
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Does Low-Acid Coffee Cause Less Acid Reflux?
Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
Wednesday, December 19th, 2018


What is low-acid coffee, and does it help those who suffer from acid reflux, heartburn, and indigestion?
 
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Which Coffee Is Healthier: Light vs. Dark Roast?
Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
Monday, December 17th, 2018


Dark roast coffee is more effective than light roast coffee in reducing body weight.
 
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Flashback Friday: How to Slow Brain-Aging by Two Years
Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
Friday, December 28th, 2018


The consumption of blueberries and strawberries is associated with delayed cognitive aging by as much as 2.5 years—thought to be because of brain-localizing anthocyanin phytonutrients, as shown on functional MRI scans.
 
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Brain-Healthy Foods to Fight Aging
Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
Wednesday, December 26th, 2018


What is the best source of lutein, the primary carotenoid antioxidant in the brain?
 
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What About Kosher & Organic Chicken?
Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
Monday, December 24th, 2018


Comparing contamination rates for antibiotic-resistant E. coli and ExPEC bacteria that cause urinary tract infections
 
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Flashback Friday: What Are the Healthiest Foods?
Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
Friday, January 4th, 2019


Based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which foods best supply shortfall nutrients while avoiding disease-promoting components?
 
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Do the Dozen
Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019


Take the Daily Dozen Challenge
 
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Do Lutein Supplements Help with Brain Function?
Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
Monday, December 31st, 2018


Avocados, greens, and lutein and zeaxanthin supplements are put to the test for improving cognitive function.
 
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Flashback Friday: Preventing Brain Loss with B Vitamins?
Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
Friday, January 18th, 2019


One week on a plant-based diet can significantly drop blood levels of homocysteine, a toxin associated with cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease. Without vitamin B12 supplementation, though, a long-term plant-based diet could make things worse.
 
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Oxidized Cholesterol 27HC May Explain 3 Breast Cancer Mysteries
Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
Wednesday, January 16th, 2019


Oxidized cholesterol (concentrated in products containing eggs, processed meat, and parmesan cheese) has cancer-fueling estrogenic effects on human breast cancer.
 
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Eggs & Breast Cancer
Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
Monday, January 14th, 2019


How few eggs should we eat to reduce the risk of prostate, ovarian, colon, and breast cancer?
 
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Flashback Friday: Does Meditation Affect Cellular Aging? & Telo...
Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
Friday, January 25th, 2019


Is the reversal of cellular aging Dr. Dean Ornish demonstrated with lifestyle changes due to the plant-based diet, the exercise, the stress management, or just to the associated weight loss?
 
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Does Laetrile (Amygdalin or Vitamin B-17) Work as an Alternative Ca...
Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019


The Mayo Clinic puts laetrile to the test to see if it is an effective cancer treatment.
 
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Do Apricot Seeds Work as an Alternative Cancer Cure?
Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
Monday, January 21st, 2019


Do those who choose alternative cancer treatments live longer?
 
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