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obesity

More than 95% of Americans do not follow the already lax U.S. dietary guidelines. Obesity is associated with serious health problems including diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Eating a plant-based diet appears to help with weight management by upregulating metabolism or altering gut flora and may also be safer and healthier than relying on drugs and surgery. Those trying to maintain a healthy weight may want to avoid eating chicken (see also here), fish, fish oil, dairy (see also here), and meats (see also here, here, and here). Foods that may help include beans, Indian gooseberries, broccoli, nuts (see here and here), soy, and green tea.

Dr. Greger covers obesity 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.

Topic summary contributed by Elizabeth Stolle.
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Watch videos about obesity

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    Tricks to Get Kids to Eat Healthier at School
    Interventions to improve child nutrition at school have included everything from reducing cookie size, adding fruit to classroom cupcake celebrations, and giving vegetables attractive names, to more...
  • More Than an Apple a Day: Combating Common Diseases
    More Than an Apple a Day: Combating Common Diseases
    Dr. Greger has scoured the world's scholarly literature on clinical nutrition and developed this brand-new live presentation on the latest in cutting-edge research on how a healthy diet can affect...
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    Male Fertility and Diet
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    Black Raspberries versus Oral Cancer
    Black raspberries may cause complete clinical regression of precancerous oral lesions (oral intraepithelial neoplasia).
  • Carnitine, Choline, Cancer and Cholesterol: The TMAO Connection
    Carnitine, Choline, Cancer and Cholesterol: The TMAO Connection
    Expanding on the subject of my upcoming appearance on The Dr. Oz Show, a landmark new article in the New England Journal of Medicine shows that choline in eggs, poultry, dairy and fish produces the...
  • Do Fruit & Nut Bars Cause Weight Gain?
    Do Fruit & Nut Bars Cause Weight Gain?
    Despite the caloric density of both nuts and dried fruit, they do not appear to lead to the expected weight gain.
  • Flesh and Fructose
    Flesh and Fructose
    Meat and sugar increase uric acid levels, which are associated with increased risk of gout, hypertension (high blood pressure), obesity, prediabetes, diabetes, kidney disease and cardiovascular...
  • Whole Grains May Work As Well As Drugs
    Whole Grains May Work As Well As Drugs
    The consumption of three portions of whole grains a day appears as powerful as high blood pressure medications in alleviating hypertension.
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