A way to prevent CAD

ORIGINAL RESEARCH A way to reverse CAD? Tough current medical and surgical treatments manage coronary artery disease, they do little to prevent or stop it. Nutritional intervention, as shown in our study and others, has halted and even reversed CAD. Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr, MD; Gina Gendy, MD; Jonathan Doyle, MCS; Mladen Golubic, MD, PhD;…

Plant-Based Diets Recognized by Diabetes Associations

Michael Greger M.D. FACLM  July 29th, 2019  Volume 47 Plant-based diets as the single most important, yet underutilized, opportunity to reverse the pending obesity and diabetes-induced epidemic of disease and death. Dr. Kim Williams, immediate past president of the American College of Cardiology, started out an editorial on plant-based diets with the classic Schopenhauer quote that “All…

Are Keto Diets Safe?

Michael Greger M.D. FACLM  September 11th, 2019  Volume 47 The effects of ketogenic diets on nutrient sufficiency, gut flora, and heart disease risk. Given the decades of use of ketogenic diets to treat certain cases of pediatric epilepsy, a body of safety data has accumulated. Nutrient deficiencies would seem to be the obvious issue. Inadequate intake of…

Hearts Shouldn’t Skip a Beet

Michael Greger M.D. FACLM  February 21st, 2012  Volume 7 Those of you paying close attention to this discussion of how beets can boost athletic performance may have noticed a term that sounded familiar—nitric oxide, which I talked about before in The Power of NO. It’s a vasodilator; helps open up blood flow. That’s how those nitroglycerine pills work…

Protein and Heart Disease

Michael Greger M.D. FACLM  November 9th, 2012  Volume 11 Why is the intake of animal protein associated with heart disease—even independent of saturated fat—and the intake of plant protein protective? 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…

Heart Attacks & Cholesterol: Dying Under Normal Circumstances

Michael Greger M.D. FACLM  December 19th, 2011  Volume 6 Most people hospitalized with heart attacks have cholesterol levels considered “desirable” under the current recommendations. Having a “normal” cholesterol in a society where it’s normal to die of heart disease is not necessarily a good thing. The current official recommendation is to have a total cholesterol under 200.…