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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

  • How to Help Prevent Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms
    How to Help Prevent Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms
    What dietary behaviors may cut the odds of developing of an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) in half?
  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms: Ticking Time Balloons
    Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms: Ticking Time Balloons
    A million Americans have a silent aneurysm in their abdominal aorta (AAA) that may become life-threatening over time.
  • Trans Fat, Saturated Fat, and Cholesterol: Tolerable Upper Intake of Zero
    Trans Fat, Saturated Fat, and Cholesterol: Tolerable Upper Intake of Zero
    The intake of trans fats which come mostly from junk food and animal products, saturated fat mostly from dairy products and chicken, and cholesterol coming mostly from eggs and chicken should be as...
  • Fast Food: Do You Want Fries With That Lipitor?
    Fast Food: Do You Want Fries With That Lipitor?
    Cardiologists suggest that cholesterol-lowering statin drugs be given out free with fast food meals
  • Heart Attacks and Cholesterol: Purely a Question of Diet
    Heart Attacks and Cholesterol: Purely a Question of Diet
    To achieve the cholesterol level necessary to prevent heart attacks, most must take cholesterol-lowering drugs or eat a plant-based diet.
  • Heart Attacks and Cholesterol: Agribusiness Sees It Differently
    Heart Attacks and Cholesterol: Agribusiness Sees It Differently
    The average "bad" cholesterol (LDL) level in people having heart attacks is in the "near-optimal" range, suggesting that the current guidelines are too lax.
  • Heart Attacks and Cholesterol: Dying Under Normal Circumstances
    Heart Attacks and Cholesterol: Dying Under Normal Circumstances
    Most people hospitalized with heart attacks have cholesterol levels considered "desirable" under the current recommendations. Having a "normal" cholesterol in a society where it's normal to die of...
  • Is Pomegranate Juice That Wonderful?
    Is Pomegranate Juice That Wonderful?
    Food companies (such as POM Wonderful) invoke the First Amendment to defend false and unsubstantiated health claims.
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