What’s the Best Way to Lower Levels of IGF-1,the Cancer-Promoting Growth Hormone?

In the NutritionFacts.org video below, Dr. Michael Greger explores the link between obesity and the cancer-causing agent IGF-1* (insulin-like growth factor) produced by fat cells. Children and adults with a higher body mass index (BMI) typically have higher levels of… Read more

The Best Thing You Can Do for the Planet Has Nothing to Do With Shorter Showers or Hybrid Cars

How is it possible that the drastic spike in human population is not the biggest problem for the environment? Human population has increased, that’s true, but animal agriculture has exploded. There are now 70 billion farmed animals on this planet…. Read more

How Eating More Can Help You Weigh Less

For most people, dieting means counting calories and eating less food. It turns out that eating more can lead to weight loss—if you choose certain kinds of foods. In this Nutritionfacts.org video, Dr. Michael Greger shares the importance of energy… Read more

Is White Rice to Blame for Skyrocketing Type 2 Diabetes in China?

Rice has been a staple food for 5,000 years, yet some new studies and news headlines suggest that each additional daily serving of it increases your risk of type 2 diabetes by 11 percent. In the Nutritionfacts.org video below, Dr. Michael… Read more

Without Surgery, This New Father Got Off the Transplant List and Reversed His Heart Disease

David Foster was a new father and only 57 years old when his doctor told him he needed a heart transplant. He had 100 percent blockages in his heart. Without going under the knife, he was able to reverse his… Read more

Why the Nation’s Largest Health Plan Wants Its Doctors to Recommend a Plant-Based Diet

If physicians know of a treatment that could prevent and reverse disease, then it seems like that treatment should be the first-line method of care prescribed to patients. Researchers at Kaiser Permanente, one of the largest managed care organizations in… Read more