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Blog Archive for September 2018

Three Ways to Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

Sunday, Sep 30, 2018   Dr. Neal Barnard   cancer


Guest post by Lee Crosby, R.D. In 2010, my doctor found some suspicious spots in my left breast. A biopsy showed they weren’t cancer, but that I had a higher risk for cancer down the road. My doctor also found a “thickened” area in my right breast she wanted to keep an eye on.

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Philadelphia Flyers Mascot Should Drop the Hot Dogs to Fight Cancer

Tuesday, Sep 25, 2018   Dr. Neal Barnard   processed meat


The Philadelphia Flyers just introduced Gritty, the hockey team’s new hot-dog-loving mascot. Well, I have some news for Gritty: Hot dogs don’t love you back. So skip Flyers Dollar Dog Night to protect yourself from colorectal cancer.


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CDC Should Prescribe Plant-Based Diet for Middle-Aged Hearts

Monday, Sep 10, 2018   Dr. Neal Barnard   heart disease


Middle-aged adults are being especially hard hit by heart disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. So it just launched Million Hearts to help prevent a million heart attacks and strokes by 2022. The initiative encourages people to eat a heart-healthy diet, get physically active, and quit smoking. Good advice. But the CDC’s Million Hearts Initiative should be clear that the heart-healthiest diet is a plant-based diet.

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