Is fasting for weight loss safe?

Michael Greger M.D. FACLM  November 4th, 2019  Volume 48 Although fasting for a week or two can actually interfere with the loss of body fat, eventually, after the third week of fasting, fat loss starts to overtake the loss of lean body mass in obese individuals. But is it safe to go that long without food? Proponents speak of…

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…