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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

  • Metabolic Syndrome and Plant-Based Diets
    Metabolic Syndrome and Plant-Based Diets
    Plant-based diets appear to protect against metabolic syndrome, also known as syndrome X, which is characterized by the so-called “deadly quartet,” abdominal obesity, high fasting sugars, high...
  • Preventing Strokes with Diet
    Preventing Strokes with Diet
    Increasing the intake of potassium-rich foods is associated with a significantly lower stroke risk.
  • Nonhuman Molecules Lining Our Arteries
    Nonhuman Molecules Lining Our Arteries
    The foreign meat molecule Neu5Gc builds up in human tumors and atherosclerotic plaques and may play an inflammatory role in the progression of both diseases.
  • The Inflammatory Meat Molecule Neu5Gc
    The Inflammatory Meat Molecule Neu5Gc
    Plant-based diets may help rheumatoid arthritis by decreasing exposure to an inflammatory compound found in animal products.
  • Ractopamine in Pork
    Ractopamine in Pork
    BREAKING NEWS video: An analysis of yesterday's Consumer Reports finding that 1 in 5 samples of retail pork tested positive for the growth-promoting drug ractopamine. Tomorrow, I will cover their...
  • Standing Up for Your Health
    Standing Up for Your Health
    Prolonged daily sitting is associated with a shorter lifespan, even in those who exercise regularly. Standing and treadmill desks are two potential solutions for office workers.
  • Plant-Based Bioidentical Hormones
    Plant-Based Bioidentical Hormones
    Do compounded bio-identical hormones for menopause carry the same risks as conventional hormone replacement drugs such as Premarin?
  • Protein and Heart Disease
    Protein and Heart Disease
    Why is the intake of animal protein associated with heart disease--even independent of saturated fat—and the intake of plant protein protective?
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