What’s the Best Way to Lower Levels of IGF-1,the Cancer-Promoting Growth Hormone?

In the NutritionFacts.org video below, Dr. Michael Greger explores the link between obesity and the cancer-causing agent IGF-1* (insulin-like growth factor) produced by fat cells. Children and adults with a higher body mass index (BMI) typically have higher levels of... Read more

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How Eating More Can Help You Weigh Less

For most people, dieting means counting calories and eating less food. It turns out that eating more can lead to weight loss—if you choose certain kinds of foods. In this Nutritionfacts.org video, Dr. Michael Greger shares the importance of energy... Read more

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Why the Nation’s Largest Health Plan Wants Its Doctors to Recommend a Plant-Based Diet

If physicians know of a treatment that could prevent and reverse disease, then it seems like that treatment should be the first-line method of care prescribed to patients. Researchers at Kaiser Permanente, one of the largest managed care organizations in... Read more

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Eric & Peety: A Story of Mutual Rescue

In 2010, Eric O’Grey weighed over 300 pounds, had type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and took over $1,000 in medications per month. When his doctor told him he would be dead within five years unless he got his health under... Read more

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Why Olive Oil Isn’t a Health Food

Most people have heard and read that olive oil is healthy, and that they should be consuming it often. This common misconception comes from the presence of olive oil in the Mediterranean diet, which is heart-healthy compared to the standard... Read more

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How to Prevent High Blood Pressure With Diet, Not Drugs

In this NutritionFacts.org video, Dr. Michael Greger looks at the current research on the world’s deadliest risk factor and how it relates to the food we eat. We’ve provided of summary of his main points below. The Global Burden of Disease study is the most... Read more

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How to Prevent a Stroke

The belief that a high-fiber diet is inversely associated with some diseases has been around since the 1970s, and is supported by the most important scientific societies. In this NutritionFacts.org video, Dr. Michael Greger talks about how a diet high in... Read more

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Why Starch Should Be at the Center of Your Plate

People are so afraid of starch and carbs these days, but we want you to unlearn everything you think you know about them. Despite the constant headlines, it is not carbohydrates that makes people fat and sick. On a whole-food, plant-based diet, 75-80... Read more

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How to Lose Weight Without Losing Your Mind

Doug Lisle, author of The Pleasure Trap and Forks Over Knives contributor, explains the scientific principles of satiety and our biological drives to seek pleasure (high fat, high sugar foods) and avoid pain (hunger). Read more of Doug’s articles here.    

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Is It Possible to Eat Too Much Fruit?

We’ve talked before about how the sugar in whole foods (like fruits and vegetables) is necessary and healthy. The clarification that is not made enough by the media or by health professionals is the difference between sugar in its natural... Read more

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