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Treating Asthma With Fruits and Vegetables
Increasing fruit and vegetable consumption to seven servings a day appears to cut asthma exacerbation rates in half, whereas restricting consumption to Standard American Diet levels leads to a...
Plant-Based Diets: Dental Health
Those eating more sour fruit may risk greater erosion of their tooth enamel (especially if teeth are brushed in a softened state), but there's a simple solution.
Do Fruit & Nut Bars Cause Weight Gain?
Despite the caloric density of both nuts and dried fruit, they do not appear to lead to the expected weight gain.
Best Fruit Juice
Which common fruit juices have the most (and least) phenolic phytonutrients, which may protect against Alzheimer's disease: apple juice, cranberry cocktail, grape juice (white, red, and purple),...
Is Dragon Fruit Good For You?
The role this exotic fruit plays in health promotion.
The Fruit Whose Juice Is Healthier
Can you name a fruit whose processed juice is healthier than just eating the fruit itself?
Preventing Asthma With Fruits and Vegetables
A study involving more than a million kids suggests the striking worldwide variation in childhood rates of allergies, asthma, and eczema is related to diet.
Phytates for the Treatment of Cancer
Do the anti-cancer effects of phytates in a petri dish translate out into clinical studies on cancer prevention and treatment?
How to Slow Brain Aging by Two Years
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...
Which Fruit Fights Cancer Better?
The ability of eleven common fruits to suppress cancer cell growth in vitro was compared. Which was most effective—apples, bananas, cranberries, grapefruits, grapes, lemons, oranges, peaches,...
Fruit Juice Fail
Up to 90% of the nutritional value is lost when we choose fruit juice rather than the whole fruit.
Are Star Fruit Good For You?
The oxalate content in star fruit may pose a risk.
Uprooting the Leading Causes of Death
Death in America is largely a foodborne illness. Focusing on studies published just over the last year in peer-reviewed scientific medical journals, Dr. Greger offers practical advice on how best to...
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How much fruit is safe to consume?
Thank you for this fantastic, resourceful website. I’m a bit confused on how much fruit is safe to consume. The study you quote here says it’s healthy but there are other well known Doctors who...
Breast Cancer and Wine
After diagnosis, women with breast cancer may cut their risk of dying nearly in half by just instituting simple, modest lifestyle changes—5 or more servings of fruits and veggies a day and walking...
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What do you think of durian fruit?
Dr. Greger, have you ever eaten a durian fruit? They are so fascinating, though I’ve never seen a real one.
Treating COPD With Diet
Dietary interventions, including increasing fruit and vegetable intake and decreasing meat intake, may not only help slow the progression of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, but may actually...
Flawed Study Interpretation
It all depends on how you define "very high" fruit and vegetable intake.
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