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cardiovascular disease

Dr. Greger covers cardiovascular disease in his full-length presentation, Uprooting the Leading Causes of Death, where he explores the role diet may play in preventing, treating, and even reversing our top 15 killers.

Watch videos about cardiovascular disease

  • BPA Plastic and Male Sexual Dysfunction
    BPA Plastic and Male Sexual Dysfunction
    Canned foods and sliced turkey were found to be contaminated with the plastics chemical BPA, which has been linked to cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and erectile dysfunction.
  • Cancer-Proofing Mutation
    Cancer-Proofing Mutation
    Congenital IGF-1 deficiency can lead to Laron Syndrome (a type of dwarfism), but with such low growth hormone levels those with the condition have dramatically lower cancer rates. This raises the...
  • Prostate vs. Plants
    Prostate vs. Plants
    All men should consider eating a prostate-healthy diet, which includes legumes (beans, peas, lentils, soy); certain vegetables (like garlic and onions); certain seeds (flax seeds); and the avoidance...
  • Some Prostates Are Larger than Others
    Some Prostates Are Larger than Others
    Benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH—an enlarged prostate gland—affects 80% of older men, but like many other Western chronic diseases it appears to be a consequence of our diet.
  • Engineering a Cure
    Engineering a Cure
    Lifestyle medicine pioneer Nathan Pritikin, who reversed his own heart disease through diet and went on to help millions of others, wasn't a doctor or dietician but an engineer.
  • Slimming the Gecko
    Slimming the Gecko
    A workplace dietary intervention study at GEICO corporate headquarters demonstrates the power of plant-based eating.
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil vs. Nuts
    Extra Virgin Olive Oil vs. Nuts
    The short-term effect of replacing refined olive oil with extra virgin olive oil, walnuts, or almonds on cardiovascular risk factors.
  • Biblical Daniel Fast Put to the Test
    Biblical Daniel Fast Put to the Test
    Within a matter of weeks, participants placed on the vegan diet outlined by the prophet Daniel experienced improvements in blood pressure, cholesterol and insulin levels, insulin resistance, and...
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