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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 saturated fat, meat, and cancer survival. Also, there are 1,449 other subjects covered in the rest of my videos–please feel free to explore them as well!

  • Toxins

    Are plant saturated fats from coconuts the same as animal saturated fats?

  • Gio

    What about cultures that have certain cancers but have managed to avoid breast, prostate, ovaries, and colon, yet they manage to eat massive quantities of saturated fat:

    And the Inuits who eat mostly fat and meat but avoid prostate cancer:

    • Toxins

      Your okinawan study says nothing about high saturated fat, it says the opposite.
      ” Some of the most important factors that may protect against those cancers include low caloric intake, high vegetables/fruits consumption, higher intake of good fats (omega-3, mono-unsaturated fat), high fiber diet, high flavonoid intake, low body fat level, and high level of physical activity.” This implies plant based (high folate levels, unsaturated fats). Now looking at the Inuits. their lifespans are much shorter compared to the the peoples of Canada. They are on average 15 years shorter. Just because they don’t get prostate cancer doesn’t mean they are healthy. Cherry picking will get you no where, examine all relevant data.

  • blutz

    Do you have a link to the study’s report? And why does the video use “saturated fat” and “meat” consumption interchangeably? (I realize meat has a significant amount of saturated fat but has a very different nutrient profile than, say, butter or cheese.)

    • Toxins

      If you click under the sources cited section you will see a link to the study. Animal products are the top sources of saturated fat. Butter and cheese are also high sources of saturated fat and are also harmful compared with other animal products.

  • Sandy

    I have been plant based diet for 4 years and just found out I have breast cancer and probably had it for 10 years. It measures approximately 5 cm. What vegetables to you suggest I should be eating most of to help get rid of this. I will probably have chemo and a mastectomy soon.

    • Toxins
    • Ellen Marsh

      I’m sorry to hear this. You have many options. Take some time to decide how to treat this.

      I was also eating a vegetarian, nearly vegan diet when I was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2009. My tumor was even larger than yours (5.2 x 5.9 cm).

      I started an anticancer diet as described in Dr. David Servan-Schreiber’s book, Anticancer: A New Way of Life. My tumor is much smaller and in remission now. The book has lists of foods that inhibit cancer cells listed by cancer type. The foods I concentrate on and include in most meals are garlic, onions, spinach or kale, cruciferous vegetables, and turmeric. These are at the top of the list for every type of cancer, but each cancer type is somewhat different in its response to particular foods, so take a look at the list for breast cancer too.

      Turmeric is not listed in the book, but it’s amazing for almost any ailment, cancer in particular. You only need about 1/4-1 teaspoon of it a day.

      I’d look at Ruth Heidrich. She was diagnosed in her 40’s with Stage 4 breast cancer and is now in her late 70’s, a triathlete, a vegan and an amazing success story. She followed the nutrition advice of Dr. John MacDougall and her story is also on his website.

      Best of luck to you, Sandy!


  • Mimi

    Do you have any specific diet recommendations for heptocellular carcinoma? My husband had Y90 treatment for a 7cm tumor in November. Since then all MRIs have had good results – no detectable cancer. Besides low salt and low cholesterol do you have any other suggestions? He is trying to gain wait after a major surgery last fall that left him skinny and weak. His overall health right now is good. Our goal is to get thru hep c treament this summer and try to put off a liver transplant as long as possible.

  • Cameron s

    Now we are hearing an influx of saturated fat has no effect on CVA, heart attacks, stroke, etc, in fact today during another students presentation he states fat has no affect on any of it, the dietitians ask to clarify, and he again states he found no research supporting the facts on fat? why is this occurring again how hard is it to justify that yes indeed fat, saturated fat has negative affects on our health? I need a rebuttal and standing position on this.

    • Toxins

      HI Cameron, I don’t know if you are familiar with plant positive. But it is my #2 to Plant positive is dedicated to debunking paleo myths with an evidence based approach with the studies available. There are so many topics on plant positive and he is so thorough, the website is truly a goldmine. I think you will find your answers there