Doctor's Note

More on the link between cancer and processed meats:

Telomeres: Cap It All Off with Diet
Artificial Food Colors and ADHD
From Table to Able: Combating Disabling Diseases with Food
Prevention Is Better Than Cured Meat

And check out my Hot Dogs & Leukemia video. 

For further context, see my associated blog post: Breast Cancer and Diet.

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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 Hot Dogs and Leukemia video. Also, there are 1,449 other subjects covered in the rest of my videos–please feel free to explore them as well!

  • Science wins again.

  • Jeanmaclay

    If people only knew !  Sadly, most people don’t want to know and don’t really care.

  • Michael Greger M.D.

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

  • Scott Raphael

    This is like The Ronald McDonald House. If McDonald’s has a goal to make each child ( or adult for that matter ) sick, by promoting and selling horrible garbage they pass off as food , Well , they may as well build a home next to the hospitals to put children in so they can slowly die from the poison they promote

  • Karen Veggie RN

    Why do so many hospitals serve so much fried food in their employees cafeterias?

    • Nic Gillespie

      Good for repeat business I suppose.

  • John Hanson

    Yum, all the best parts. I challenge you doctor to find any better food than bone. And you surely understand LDL metabolism and know that dietary fat and cholesterol have nothing to do with LDL creation. It’s almost all sugar-fueled. But let’s not let science get in the way.

  • Denis Spasyuk

    never had any doubts …

  • Now Greger, I support what you do, what you’re all about; but one thing I fear is that as we eat less meat as a society, and people will start losing body fat, our women will start losing their asses. As one man to another, how can you not like a woman with an over sized ass, big wide hips and love handles? And I think a pot belly is a plus, because you get more to hold on to, and I love being able to give my girls a big hug.

    So you bet I feed my girls hot dogs and tasty cakes.

    • Thea

      Nigel: You just made me laugh!

  • emsk

    Can you give any scientic evidence that supports eating for your blood type?

    • Thea

      Evidence *for*? No

      Evidence *against*? YES

      I was recently at a conference where Susan Levine, MS, RD, CSSD (the director of nutrition education with PCRM) reported on the pros and cons of various “fad”/trend diets. She covered Eat For Your Blood Type. Here are the cons for the diet:

      “>>>Systematic Review was done. Included 16 articles. 1 met all criteria. Results: No studies show health effects, despite references in ABO books to forthcoming studies. (Cusack L, et al. Blood type diets lack supporting evidence: a systematic review. Am J Clin Nutr. Published online May 22, 2013.)

      >>>No scientific evidence is given for recommendations.

      >>>Long lists of fruits, vegetables, grains, etc., to avoid for each blood type.”

      Basically, there is nothing to support the idea that your blood type should dictate what you eat.

      Hope that helps.

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  • JB

    What are the potential benefit of pig meat over the other.

  • Andrew Kosta

    That’s wrong on so many levels.