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  • 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...
  • National Dairy Council on Acne and Milk
    National Dairy Council on Acne and Milk
    The Harvard Nurses' Study found an association between high school dairy intake and severe physician-diagnosed acne.
  • Harvard’s Meat and Mortality Studies
    Harvard’s Meat and Mortality Studies
    Monday, March 12, 2012, the Harvard Health Professionals Follow-up Study and the Harvard Nurses' Health Study concluded that red meat consumption was associated with living a significantly shorter...
  • Constructing a Cognitive Portfolio
    Constructing a Cognitive Portfolio
    Different fruits and vegetables appear to support different cognitive domains of the brain, so both variety and quantity are important.
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