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Sodium Skeptics Try to Shake Up the Salt Debate

Sodium Skeptics Try to Shake Up the Salt Debate

What about the studies that show a “u-shaped curve,” where too much sodium is bad, but too little may be bad too? More information: http://NutritionFacts.org and http://www.DrGreger.org and How Not to Die, a New York Times bestseller

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Antibacterial Toothpaste: Harmful, Helpful, or Harmless?

Antibacterial Toothpaste: Harmful, Helpful, or Harmless?

Is triclosan in Colgate Total toothpaste safe in regards to the nitrate-reducing bacteria on our tongue and potential endocrine-disrupting effects on thyroid function and obesity? More information: http://NutritionFacts.org and http://www.DrGreger.org and How Not to Die, a New York Times bestseller

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The Evidence That Salt Raises Blood Pressure

The Evidence That Salt Raises Blood Pressure

Rather than reformulate their products with less sodium and save lives, food manufacturers have lobbied governments, refused to cooperate, encouraged misinformation campaigns, and tried to discredit the evidence. More information: http://NutritionFacts.org and http://www.DrGreger.org and How Not to Die, a New York Times bestseller

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The Alzheimer’s Gene Paradox

The Alzheimer’s Gene Paradox

Diet may explain the Nigerian Paradox, where they have among the highest rates of the Alzheimer’s susceptibility gene, ApoE4, but among the lowest rates of Alzheimer’s disease. More information: http://NutritionFacts.org and http://www.DrGreger.org and How Not to Die

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Are There Foods With Negative Calories?

Are There Foods With Negative Calories?

Is it true that there are foods like celery that take more calories to digest than they provide? More information: http://NutritionFacts.org and http://www.DrGreger.org and How Not to Die

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Lead Contamination of Tea

Lead Contamination of Tea

At what level of tea consumption might the benefits of tea start to be countered by the risks of lead contamination for green, white, black, and oolong tea for children, pregnant women, and adults in general? More information: http://NutritionFacts.org and http://www.DrGreger.org and How Not to Die

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Resveratrol Impairs Exercise Benefits

Resveratrol Impairs Exercise Benefits

Research on the red wine component, resveratrol, looked promising in rodent studies, but what happened when it was put to the test in people? More information: http://NutritionFacts.org and http://www.DrGreger.org and How Not to Die

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Metabolic Syndrome and Plant-Based Diets

Metabolic Syndrome and Plant-Based Diets

Plant-based diets appear to protect against metabolic syndrome, also known as syndrome X, which is characterized by the so-called “deadly quartet”: abdominal obesity, high fasting sugars, high triglycerides, and high blood pressure. More information: http://NutritionFacts.org and http://www.DrGreger.org and How Not to Die

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What Explains the French Paradox of Heart Attack Rates?

What Explains the French Paradox of Heart Attack Rates?

Why do heart attack rates appear lower than expected in France given their saturated fat and cholesterol intake? Is it their red wine, their vegetable consumption, or something else? More information: http://NutritionFacts.org and http://www.DrGreger.org and How Not to Die

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#1 Anticancer Vegetables: Garlic, Spinach

#1 Anticancer Vegetables: Garlic, Spinach

There are two superfood classes of vegetables most adept at blocking human cancer cell growth in a petri dish: Cruciferous vegetables and Allium vegetables. Cruciferous vegetables: Spinach, Brussels Sprouts, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Kale Allium vegetables: Garlic, Yellow Onion, Green Onion (Scallion), Shallots, Leeks, and Chives More information: http://NutritionFacts.org and http://www.DrGreger.org and How Not to Die

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