Doctor's Note

Check out these videos for more on the link between meat consumption and cancer:
Uprooting the Leading Causes of Death
Caloric Restriction vs. Plant-Based Diets
Carnitine, Choline, Cancer, and Cholesterol: The TMAO Connection

And check out the prequel Do Cell Phones Cause Cancer?

Also, be sure to see my associated blog posts: Breast Cancer and Diet and Adding FDA-Approved Viruses to Meat.

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  • Toxins

    Dont forget the China Study!

  • 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 prequel “Do Cell Phones Cause Cancer?”. Also, there are covered in the rest of my videos–please feel free to explore them as well!

  • Mtmama

    Thank you for this.  WOW!

  • Michael Greger M.D.

    Also be sure to check out my associated blog post Breast Cancer and Diet!

  • Cherie

    I have chronic low white blood cells for several years now.  Two years ago switched to a vegan plant based diet.  My cholesterol dropped from 288 to 228. Blood sugar is better too. My low wbc 3.3 ish is now 2.8 ish.  My g.p. got nervous and sent me to hematology.   McDougall site says some vegans have lower wbc due to lower pathogens, etc.  My rbc are below normal too but not by much. The eosinophils, basophils and the other one are normal.  I am have no symptoms of any blood disorder at this time.  In fact at 57, female, I am amazingly healthy, fit and loving the vegan way of life. I read this site all the time and refer many folks.  I am interested in anything you might know about the low white blood cells.  One more thing.
    I am told that I am a “clumper”.  My blood clumps and is hard to count.

  • Mo s

    why arn’t all these “FACTS” taken to court to sue all these serial killing food producers?

  • Sammut

    I agree with you. They should be taken to court and in many cases they are, but are hardly ever won. Why? Its because there are always high powered people making millions of dollars out of the food industry. Michael greger is absolutely right; meat and dairy products, including all processed foods and drugs are the disease causation s. Plant food are the primary protective agents to most diseases, unless they are inherited (family trait, genetically relative). Most cancers are acquired (meaning after birth) and what you eat or are exposed too. NO billion dollar company is going to patent a natural cancer cure if there is no money to be make from it.

    Its a shame, but a fact of life. Until governments and politicians start understanding the importance and benefits of diet and good nutrition is towards the prevention, control and maybe cure of most degenerative diseases, then any health care system will not prevail in curing patients from disease. Nutrition education and awareness is critical and should be taught to all families, children and their parents in schools, on TV and in newspapers.

    John from Malta

  • elsie blanche

    Dr. G, near the end of this video you mention “total meat consumption was directly related to the risk of many cancers.” What do you mean by “directly related”? A cause or correlation or both? I often get confused when I hear “directly related” referencing medical issues. Any clarity on this would be greatly appreciated.

  • Russ
  • Bat Marty

    may I have the link of the Canadian study on pubmed? thank you!!

  • savi03

    I’m new here so forgive me if this has been asked before. I have a recent diagnose of “high risk” prostate cancer and they want me to start on radiation treatment within the next week or so. Are there any negatives in continuing with that form of treatment and making sure I’m eating well as an addition to the radiation? Or should I be looking at eating well as an alternative to the radiation? THANK YOU and your input is very much appreciated!

    • Thea

      savi03: I’m sorry to hear about your diagnosis. As to your question, I think you will find various opinions on this site. I’m not a medical expert, but I think the following advice is sound: There is no downside that I have heard to eating a low fat whole plant food diet in regards to prostate cancer. If you review the videos on prostate cancer on this site, you will get some extra tips on particular foods and strategies to employ. You might also want to get Dr. Greger’s book, How Not To Die as there is an entire chapter specifically on prostate cancer.
      The real question in my mind would be whether or not you also do the radiation treatment. I don’t have the knowledge to suggest one way or the other. All I can recommend is to do a ton of research and then to do what makes the most sense to you. One thing I have picked up is that the data is not clear on this. That’s why doing a lot of research and then doing what makes sense to you is a reasonable approach. Here’s on video you might want to check out. I don’t know if it applies to your particular situation or not. But I think everyone needs to understand this information: (there is a section in there that talks specifically about prostate cancer)
      Do you know what it means to eat a ‘low fat whole plant food’ diet? If you would like some tips on how to learn more and get started, let me know.