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Chronic Diseases

How Big Food Twists the Science

Just like mosquitos are the vectors of spread for malaria, a landmark article published recently in one of the most prestigious medical journals described large food corporations as the vectors of spread for chronic disease. Unlike “infectious disease epidemics, however, these corporate disease vectors implement sophisticated campaigns to undermine public health interventions.” Most mosquitoes don’t have as good PR firms.

A Simple Yet Neglected Cure for Childhood Constipation

Michael Greger, February 11th, 2016
Back in the 1950s, it was suggested that some cases of constipation among children might be due to the consumption of cow’s milk.

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.

Vitamin D may help prevent and treat diseases associated with aging, Loyola study finds

EurekAlert, 17 Mar 2015
Vitamin D may play a vital role in the prevention and treatment of diseases associated with aging, according to researchers at Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing (MNSON).

How Learning to Cook Can Save Your Life

Michael Greger M.D. on November 26th, 2015
The eating habits of modern Americans have been described as, “eating breakfast in their cars, lunch at their desks and chicken from a bucket.”

Lack of sleep linked to risk factors for diabetes and heart disease

Lisa Rapaport, Oct 22, 2015
People who get less than six hours of sleep a night may be more likely to have risk factors that increase their odds of diabetes, heart disease and strokes, a Korean study suggests.