Nutrition and disease prevention

Unlike the situation in the first half of the 20th century, it seems like nowadays there is pretty much no doubt about the effects of smoking on our health. Most people, whether smokers or not, would agree that cigarettes promote certain diseases. In particular cancer.

A very natural question to ask is, how do other things we put in our body affect us? Can the food we eat encourage or prevent certain diseases?

The answer to this question is a striking Yes. In fact, it is more than just an affirmative answer to the question asked, as it turns out that in some cases the food you eat can even reverse the progression of certain diseases. In this fascinating and entertaining talk below, Dr. Michael Greger discusses the 15 leading causes of death in the United States and what contemporary research can tell us about them.