Doctor's Note

Please feel free to post any ask-the-doctor type questions here in the comments section and I’d be happy to try to answer them. Be sure to check out all the videos on dietary guidelines and the standard American diet. And be sure not to miss Monday's blog post Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board accused of illegally deceptive claims. And as always, there are 1,449 subjects covered in my other videos–please feel free to explore them!

For some context, please check out my associated blog posts: Dietary Guideline Graphics: From the Food Pyramid to My Plate, Harvard’s Healthy Eating Plate, and PCRM’s Power Plate and Stool Size and Breast Cancer Risk.

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  • Michael Greger M.D.

    Please feel free to post any ask-the-doctor type questions here in the comments section and I’d be happy to try to answer them. Be sure to check out all the videos on dietary guidelines and the standard American diet. And be sure not to miss Monday’s blog post Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board accused of illegally deceptive claims. And as always, there are 1,449 subjects covered in my other videos–please feel free to explore them!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=613285734 Heidi Woodruff

    Hilarious ! What is truly outrageous is that people listen to these corporations! The home economics teacher at my school told a group of students “eating eggs does not effect your cholesterol level at all, you can eat as many eggs as you want”

  • wickedchicken

    I agree, too much fluffing about. Avoid fizzy drinks, there is no benefit. It’s hardly that extreme, I don’t see why guidelines bother saying limit this, limit that. For the general population, avoid. If you are underweight, ill, dying, these may help you to increase calories/pleasure [if that’s your thing]. Generally there are always much better ways to get calories than sugary drinks.

    That last quote by Cadbury’s made me LOL! Really LOL. They are some chancers.

  • Michael Greger M.D.
  • rick

    I understand that the PCRM sued the USDA for access to info. on the committee of 11 that makes dietary recommendations. I also understand that 6 of the 11 members have financial ties to companies that would benefit from the public receiving bad information. Do we have access to that document? I would like to publish info. from it in our local newspaper.

  • mineralt

    Dr Greger,

    Is it a coincidence in your opinion that the USDA started making these lengthy dietary recommendations in 1980, and that the McGovern report, which I believe was started as part of Nixon’s war on cancer, came out in 1977? The McGovern report as you know put A lot of the blame for America’s skyrocketing increase of cancer on the food we eat, and was watered down due to political pressure from the senators from the big meat producing states. Are the proximity of these two dates a coincidence in your opinion?