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  • Eggs vs. Cigarettes in Atherosclerosis
    Eggs vs. Cigarettes in Atherosclerosis
    A similar exponential increase in carotid artery plaque buildup was found for smokers and egg eaters.
  • Tree Nuts or Peanuts for Breast Cancer Prevention?
    Tree Nuts or Peanuts for Breast Cancer Prevention?
    Eating fiber-containing foods—especially nuts—during adolescence may significantly lower the risk of developing potentially precancerous fibrocystic breast disease (fibroadenomas).
  • Nuts and Obesity: The Weight of Evidence
    Nuts and Obesity: The Weight of Evidence
    Nut consumption does not appear to lead to the expected weight gain.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • A Fine Kettle of Fluoxetine
    A Fine Kettle of Fluoxetine
    Excreted pharmaceutical drugs such as Prozac can end up polluting our waterways and may bioaccumulate in fish flesh.
  • Skim Milk and Acne
    Skim Milk and Acne
    Three Harvard studies linking acne with dairy consumption in adolescent girls and boys blamed the sex steroid hormone content naturally found in cow's milk (even without added hormones), particularly...
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