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Cardiovascular Disease

Eating a cup of blueberries a day protects you against heart disease and cancer, scientists discover

Did you know that blueberries can help prevent cancer and heart disease?

Gut bacteria play a role on how your dietary changes affect your blood pressure

It’s already known that our diets contribute a lot to the development of diseases such as high blood pressure and that changing it is the first step toward mitigating that risk.

High blood pressure is caused more by sugar consumption than salt intake

Even scientists can bark up the wrong tree sometimes. For more than a century, they have pointed their fingers at salt as the main culprit in high blood pressure or hypertension that leads to kidney damage, stroke, and heart attack.

One of nature’s best multivitamins, beets are full of nutrients

People who have prepared beets know of the horror mess it can cause: It can turn a spotless kitchen into what can only be described as something close to a crime scene.

Half of heart disease deaths due to preventable factors

Kathryn Doyle, Jun 30, 2015
In the U.S., preventable risk factors still account for 50 percent of deaths from cardiovascular disease among adults age 45 to 79, according to a new analysis.

Eating Garlic and Raisins May Help Prevent Preterm Birth

Michael Greger, April 7th, 2016
The United States has one of the worst premature birth rates in the world, now ranking 131st worldwide. Even worse, over the last few decades, the rate of preterm birth in the U.S. has been going up.

How a Gluten-Free Diet Can Be Harmful

Michael Greger M.D., February 23rd, 2016
Until only a few years ago, almost the whole of the scientific world maintained that the wheat protein gluten would provoke negative effects only in people with rare conditions such as celiac disease or wheat allergies.

Higher folate diet may reduce migraine frequency

Niki Widdowson, February 16, 2015
Eating more folate, found in various green leafy vegetables such as spinach and kale, may reduce migraine frequency, a QUT research team has found.