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Blog Archive for September 2015

Dietary Guidelines: Scientific Evidence for Nina Teicholz

Tuesday, Sep 29, 2015   Dr. Neal Barnard   saturated fat

 
 

Take note, Nina Teicholz: A new Harvard School of Public Health study in the Journal of American College of Cardiology again confirms that saturated fat—found mostly in meat and dairy products—increases heart disease risk. But the study finds that replacing saturated fat with vegetable oils, nuts, seeds, and whole grains reduces the risk of heart disease.

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Pope Francis: Tell Congress Meat and Dairy Causes Climate Change

Tuesday, Sep 22, 2015   Dr. Neal Barnard   government and food policy, climate change

 
 

Meat and dairy products are a major cause of climate change and a topic Pope Francis must address when he speaks before Congress this Thursday.

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World Alzheimer’s Day Sept. 21: Advance Research Without Animals

Thursday, Sep 17, 2015   Dr. Neal Barnard   animal testing

 
 

Since 99.6 percent of Alzheimer’s drugs that test successfully in animals fail in humans, many researchers are turning toward promising new human-based technologies.

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Lower Your Blood Pressure Naturally

Friday, Sep 11, 2015   Dr. Neal Barnard   blood pressure

 
 

Lowering your blood pressure below current guidelines may save your life. Maintaining a systolic blood pressure of 120 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg)—instead of the current guidelines for 140 mm Hg—could reduce risk of heart attack and cardiovascular death, according to newly released study results.

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Jazz Tofu

Tuesday, Sep 08, 2015   Dr. Neal Barnard   soy

 
 

Soy products are protective. They reduce the likelihood of getting cancer, and, for women previously diagnosed with breast cancer, they reduce the odds that cancer will ever come back.

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