Is Kimchi Good For You?

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Epidemiological evidence that kimchi consumption may significantly increase cancer risk.

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We know that vegetables reduce cancer risk, but what about fermented vegetables? Kimchi, a Korean dish usually made out of fermented cabbage. Harmful, harmless, helpful?

Harmful, potentially doubling one’s risk of breast cancer. And may increase the odds of getting prostate cancer ten-fold—just a spoonful a day. This is one of the studies that changed my eating habits this year.

You know, it’s funny, every time I come home from the medical library, my family’s like, “What can’t we eat now?” Or they’re like, “Hmm, why is there parsley in everything all of a sudden?”

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Below is an approximation of this video’s audio content. To see any graphs, charts, graphics, images, and quotes to which Dr. Greger may be referring, watch the above video.

We know that vegetables reduce cancer risk, but what about fermented vegetables? Kimchi, a Korean dish usually made out of fermented cabbage. Harmful, harmless, helpful?

Harmful, potentially doubling one’s risk of breast cancer. And may increase the odds of getting prostate cancer ten-fold—just a spoonful a day. This is one of the studies that changed my eating habits this year.

You know, it’s funny, every time I come home from the medical library, my family’s like, “What can’t we eat now?” Or they’re like, “Hmm, why is there parsley in everything all of a sudden?”

Please consider volunteering to help out on the site.

Nota del Doctor

For more videos on fermented foods, see:
Bacterial Vaginosis and Diet
Dead Meat Bacteria Endotoxemia
Carcinogenic Putrescine

For more context, also see my associated blog posts: Soy milk: shake it up! and Breast Cancer and Diet.

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