Ask the Doctor: Q&A with Dr. Greger

Answers to featured health and nutrition questions provided by Michael Greger M.D. Questions are taken from the video and blog comments throughout the site. Join in the discussion and get your question featured!


Q: Aren’t all studies funded by corporations biased?

Indusstry Influence

If they received “grant money from a kiwifruit company”, then why is their study any less biased than those studies you previously referred to that were funded by the salt or dairy or meat companies. Isn’t the whole purpose of science to reach objective explanations by eliminating...

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Q: Boric acid for vaginal yeast infections?

June10 AtD Yeast Infection

I have [had vaginal yeast infections] for years now (comes and goes). For almost a year I am vegan. My diet is nutrition dense, whole foods and no processed foods, but I still have vaginal discharges, sometimes very heavy. I rarely drink coffee. Please, do you have an information on this....

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Q: Can diet be used to treat kidney cancer?

May 16 AtD Kidney.062

I’ve been diagnosed as follows: Papilary renal cell carcinoma. The carcinoma is metastatic (Stage IV). Wondering if you have any subscribers know of anyone who have beaten this type / stage of metastatic cancer using diet? Any advice you have would be greatly appreciated. I need to make a...

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Q: Didn’t another study show carnitine was good for the heart?

May 15 AtD Carnitine

Please take a look at yet another study (“L-Carnitine in the Secondary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis”) (http://www.medpagetoday.com/upload/2013/4/12/jmcp_ft88_4_2.pdf)…is this a case where the substance (LCar) itself is beneficial, but...

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Q: What about the “cholesterol myth”?

Endo_dysfunction_Athero

I would love to see more debate with regard to…cholesterol/saturated fat proponents (Gary Taubes, for example). I don’t know how many times people have recommended I read Taubes books….Just look at the reviews on Amazon for Johnny Bowden’s The Great Cholesterol Myth!...

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Q: Might too many antioxidants cause cancer?

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Could you please comment on the recent statement by James Watson (DNA discoverer) that antioxidants can actually cause cancer. pprender / Originally Posted in Maxing Out on Antioxidants Answer: The full-text of Jim Watson’s article can be found here. As you can see, he’s talking about...

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Q: Which foods have the most potassium?

Beet Greens

can you provide a link to the data on potassium levels of various foods? Charlene / Originally Posted in Potassium and Autoimmune Disease Answer: The new USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference is now out! Our tax dollars hard at work to analyze the nutrient content of more than...

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