Doctor's Note

How can nut consumption benefit our cardiovascular health? Learn more in these recent videos:

Exercise is also important for cardiovascular health:

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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. And check out the other videos on heart health. Also, there are 1,449 other subjects covered in the rest of my videos–please feel free to explore them as well!

  • http://www.facebook.com/FredrickHahn Fredrick Hahn

    Dr. Greger,

    I wish you’d answer the questions here:
    http://nutritionfacts.org/videos/how-to-treat-diabetes/comment-page-1/#comment-2231

    You say that you’ll answer questions, but you don’t. Why is that?

  • hunniliz

    Is there any advantage to exercising more than an hour per day, or is there a law of diminishing returns at some point. My husband and I walk 7-8 miles per day, 6 days per week. The walks are just over 2 hours. Would we get just as much benefit with a 4-5 mile walk.

  • http://www.seriousstrength.com Fredrick Hahn

    You’d get many more benefits from resistance training 2X per week.

  • http://www.seriousstrength.com Fredrick Hahn

    This video is completely ridiculous. Risk does not mean cause and effect. My god.

    • beccadoggie10

      You can wait the rest of your life and cause and effect may not be found. I suggest erring on the side of the precautionary principle when it comes to natural solutions, and ignoring drug propaganda.

  • Girlwholovestheworld

    Dr. Greger,
    I’ve been looking into soaking nuts, I hear this is better for you, do you know much about this?

    • http://www.DonForresterMD.com/ Don Forrester MD

       I haven’t seen studies on soaking nuts. I can’t imagine that water would have an adverse effect on the nutrient value of nuts. I’m always open to changing my beliefs when confronted with good science. Since water is something we require the addition of water to nut should be beneficial. Although as they found out in a radio station contest in Sacramento CA you can die from too much water.

      • Girlwholovestheworld

        Here is one of many websites that said it may be better for us, http://www.thenourishinggourmet.com/2008/07/soaking-nuts.html

        • http://www.DonForresterMD.com/ Don Forrester MD

           Thanks for the link. I enjoyed reading it. I’m not sure the science supports the hypotheses about enzymes and enzyme inhibitors but I was trained as a chemical engineer which makes me a pragmatist not to mention my 35 years in medical practice. If soaking nuts works well for an individual than I don’t care about the mechanism… go for it. Eventually some scientific study might will help explain. Take care.

          • Girlwholovestheworld

            You say you studied medical practice, did that involve nutrition?

          • http://www.DonForresterMD.com/ Don Forrester MD

            In my medical school we had a 4 hour course on nutrition plus what was worked into other courses. Of course that was along time ago. The science is difficult to keep up with given the number of articles in nutrition plus traditional medical or surgical therapies. That is what makes Dr. Greger’s website so valuable. It has the articles that he cites available. 

  • Qpbd clean arteries

    why do Ornish and Esselston in the reversal of heart disease, eliminate nuts in the diet, if they are so good for heart health…

    • Richard

      Avoiding heart disease is not the same thing as reversing it which takes a more strict diet. Ornish does not eliminate nuts but limits them…

  • Eric Lindstrom

    Can you help me validate these numbers? http://t.co/Ie1dRxymkj I’ve been called out and would love to be more accurate.

    PS – We met at Summerfest this year and your talk blew me away!

    Eric

  • Jim

    How about lifting or bodybuilding 1Hr. 3to4 times a wk. is this good for the body?

    • Psych MD

      So you are asking if increasing muscle mass and building strength is beneficial? Hmmm…..