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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

  • Nuts and Bolts of Cholesterol Lowering
    Nuts and Bolts of Cholesterol Lowering
    A pooled analysis of studies on nut consumption, cholesterol levels, and risk of death from heart disease show extraordinary benefits, suggesting we should eat nuts every day.
  • Diet Versus Drugs for High Cholesterol
    Diet Versus Drugs for High Cholesterol
    Though official recommendations are to first treat high cholesterol with dietary change, many physicians jump right to cholesterol-lowering medications such as statins that can have an array of...
  • Black Versus English Walnuts
    Black Versus English Walnuts
    A dramatic difference exists between the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects of black walnuts versus English walnuts.
  • Mineral of the Year—Magnesium
    Mineral of the Year—Magnesium
    Despite promising autopsy and population data suggesting that inadequate magnesium intake is a risk factor for sudden cardiac death, it wasn't until recently that this was demonstrated in prospective...
  • How Do Nuts Prevent Sudden Cardiac Death?
    How Do Nuts Prevent Sudden Cardiac Death?
    Most men and women who die of heart disease, our #1 killer, die suddenly without any known history of heart problems. Nut consumption, however, has been associated specifically with decreased risk of...
  • Risk Associated With Iron Supplements
    Risk Associated With Iron Supplements
    Iron is a double-edged sword. If we don't absorb enough, we risk anemia, but if absorb too much we may increase our risk of cancer, heart disease, and a number of inflammatory conditions. Because the...
  • Uprooting the Leading Causes of Death
    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...
  • What Women Should Eat to Live Longer
    What Women Should Eat to Live Longer
    A competing risks analysis of the Harvard Nurse's Health Study compares the danger of smoking cigarettes to the danger of animal product consumption (cholesterol) and the benefits of plant foods...
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