Heart Attacks & Cholesterol: Agribusiness Sees It Differently

Michael Greger M.D. FACLM  December 20th, 2011  Volume 6 The average “bad” cholesterol (LDL) level in people having heart attacks is in the “near-optimal” range, suggesting that the current guidelines are too lax.Subscribe to VideosDiscussREPUBLISH The level of LDL cholesterol in our blood—our “bad” cholesterol—may be the single most important indicator of heart disease risk, and is,…

Barriers to Heart Disease Prevention

Michael Greger M.D. FACLM  September 10th, 2014  Volume 20 According to the Director of the famous Framingham Heart Study, the best way to manage cholesterol and heart disease risk is with a more plant-based diet. Why then, don’t more doctors advise their patients to change their diets? Why don’t more doctors practice preventive cardiology? Available time is…

Heart Disease May Start in the Womb

Michael Greger M.D. FACLM  January 18th, 2016  Volume 28 Fatty streak formation occurs in human fetal arteries and is linked to the pregnant mother’s cholesterol level. The strategy of preventing heart disease risk in childhood has been described as radical, but is the concept really so radical? What would be radical is to adopt this concept and actually do…

Heart of Gold – Turmeric vs. Exercise

Michael Greger M.D. FACLM  February 1st, 2019  The endothelium is the inner lining of our blood vessels. Laid end-to-end, the endothelial cells from a single human would wrap more than four times around the world. And it’s not just like an inert layer; it’s highly metabolically active. I’ve talked about how sensitive our endothelium is to…

Heart Disease

Heart disease “Dr. Esselstyn is a surgeon, but as he will tell you, he would rather not have to operate on people at all, he’d rather get to the cause of the disease,” says Dr. Neal Barnard. Dr. Esselstyn decided to look at the potential of a plant-based diet to reverse coronary artery disease [CAD]. Dr.…