Making Our Arteries Less Sticky

Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger’s videos at Donate at DESCRIPTION: Mushrooms appear to have an anti-inflammatory effect on human arterial lining cells in vitro, which may help stop the inflammatory cascade thought integral to the progression of atherosclerotic (artery-clogging) heart disease. The effects of shitake, crimini, oyster, maitake and plain white button mushrooms are compared. For more magic from plain white mushrooms, see Vegetables Versus Breast Cancer ( and Breast Cancer Prevention: Which Mushroom Is Best? ( Just make sure to cook them- Toxins in Raw Mushrooms? ( In terms of anti-inflammatory foods in general, check out Anti-Inflammatory Antioxidants ( Garden Variety Anti-Inflammation ( Aspirin Levels in Plant Foods ( and Dried Apples Versus Cholesterol ( In terms of pro-inflammatory foods, see the 4-part series Improving Mood Through Diet ( Inflammatory Remarks About Arachidonic Acid ( Chicken, Eggs, and Inflammation ( and Chicken’s Fate Is Sealed ( If you missed it, please check out yesterday’s video- of-the-day ( and any of the other 500 or so videos covering more than a thousand topics at Have a question for Dr. Greger about this video? Leave it in the comment section at and he’ll try to
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Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger’s videos at Donate at DESCRIPTION: Death in America is largely a foodborne illness. Focusing on studies published just over the last year in peer-reviewed scientific medical journals, Michael Greger, MD, offers practical advice on how best to feed ourselves and our families to prevent, treat, and even reverse many of the top 15 killers in the United States. Dr. Greger uploads a new video every weekday to, the first non-commercial, science-based website to provide free daily updates on the latest discoveries in clinical nutrition. Subscribe for free at More information about this presentation in particular can be found at

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35 Responses to “Making Our Arteries Less Sticky”

  1. Whatever he said, it sounded damn cool all those words I never heard of before lol.

  2. For years I’ve read that mushrooms have no essential nutrients. But yum yum yum; am elated to finally hear of their benefits. Thanks! I do eat a lot of Crimini mushrooms, (which are baby portabella ones, btw) in case anyone is interested; so am glad to know I’m eating proper food in my limited “anti-iron-overload” diet. ;-) )

  3. Always good info. Thanks.

  4. i enjoy dr greger’s voice…often scientists will speak in monotone and a guy with a boring voice lecturing me on what i should eat would prolly put me to sleep …but dr greger is great

  5. WHAT??? folks complaining about Dr. Greger’s VOICE??? What silly whining…PLEASE..if you WANT to become healthier, listen to this man!!! And I will say Dr. Andrew Weil has also touted the great benefits of mushrooms for a long time. Thanks Dr. Greger!

  6. it’s not just the voice it’s the way he slows his words and the speeds them up. I have found that it’s worth the pain to get the info.

  7. This guys voice gets too irritating after watching a few videos.

  8. Who’da thunk. Thanks.

  9. thanks for the video, i learn something new everytime. anything on vacines?

  10. Very interesting. As a vegan, I have to point out that mushrooms and other fungii are not plants or animals but a seperate kingdom altogether. And yes, as vegan, you can eat them!

  11. I really want to share this video but the presentation and web page are lacking any references to any research cited here. Especially the FDA nutritional guide lines statements. Can somebody help with the references?

  12. My pleasure, Brown Eyes! =)

  13. Yes =) Thank you Adam.

  14. If you’re not an endurance athlete or performing hard physical labor every day, eating lots of carbs will spike your insulin and generally lead to insulin-resistance and weight gain in the form of adipose tissue. And even if I were to eat lots of carbs (as I do when I’m working out a lot), I prefer to get them from sources like sweet potatoes and butternut squash rather than legumes, thank you very much.

  15. Going through hundreds of studies to bring us the best information on health, not telling people what they want to hear. Dr. Greger and his team are awesome.

  16. Thanks for your comments.

  17. Read the book Carbphobia, also by Dr. Greger. It explains exactly why legumes are associated with stable weight, or weight loss and not weight gain (with the possible exception of the legume, peanuts).

  18. Interesting the macro-economics behind the status quo. Sooner to be dead-n-gone consumers are worth more to corp. bottom lines now than would be longer living, less polluting plant based consumers?!?!?


    Has anyone really analyzed just how foolish “we” have become? In “Healthy at 100″, John Robbins looks at a small country more focused on GDH, than GDP. Gross Domestic Happiness.

    Couldn’t businesses generate more long term profits via revised business models, with living customers?

  19. Great video!! I’ve tested his advice after being mentored by famous vegan ironman/marathoner Ruth Heidrich back in Dec 2010.

    I put some videos together as well…hope you get some laughs, ideas etc.

    G rates…

    “Sh*t A Barefoot Vegan Endurance Runner Says 1&2″

    “50th Birthday Full Iron DIY Triathlon. Testing a Plant powered diet”

    Happy Trails.

  20. Shy but Sweet..?? From San Diego..? =)

  21. “So little views for something that could potentially save so many lives.”

    Data-intolerance is a condition to consuming meat. This is not the information people want to hear.

  22. Eateing pork for one thing too kill us. 

  23. Come back when you have a study of tens of thousands of participants. Remember veganism can be done badly with a diet of soft drinks and crisps (potato chips). Also anyone who has turned vegan half way through there life, much of the damage may already have been done. i.e. a cancerous cell may already have developed into a tumor.

  24. Here is an excerpt from the Women’s Health Initiative:

    “Participants self-monitored total fat-gram intake and also servings of vegetables, fruits, and grains. No formal intervention regarding saturated fat, cholesterol, trans fatty acids, or other known atherogenic factors was provided.”

    So, mrskeptic3, for someone who’s so fixated on studies being properly controlled, why would use a study which was not only self-monitored, but didn’t even ask people to lower saturated fat intake?

  25. Mark, the Ornish and Barnard studies have controls, and the plant-based diet clearly outperformed the Standard American diet. These are two of a myriad of well-controlled studies showing that PBDs lower IGF-1 (PMID: 12433724, PMID: 18843793, PMID: 12223429) Fasting is impractical for most people, especially the amount of fasting required to enter ketosis which is around 2-3 days. Moreover, high fiber diets act as a natural form of calorie restriction since fiber fills you up, but has 0 calories.

  26. Oops my bad lol my brain is not working right. MS sucks!! Can’t think of people places names all mixed up

  27. You’re thinking of Steve Jobs. He turned down conventional treatments to go on a fruit-juice fast. Not a good idea.

  28. didnt Bill Gates (vegan) die of Cancer????hmmm

  29. it’s fascinating how people dismiss the bible and believe science e.g. that the chimpanzee is our closest relative. Which happens to have a diet 99% of fruits and vegetables and yet is so unwilling to admit that they were wrong and that it is time to change there own diet because they don’t want to see the smug look on the “hippies faces”. Well guess what, I was a meat eater for the first 20years and as hard as it was to admit i was wrong i am now vegan, I don’t have a beard, I have short hair!

  30. Very interesting. I want to share this info with everyone I love. So little views for something that could potentially save so many lives. People these days have their priorities with the silliest of things. I want to thank a stranger named Adam for sending me the link to this video. ^_^

  31. In science you need controls to see what factors are affecting “x”. Any study always has controls. Low fat may lower lgf-1, but also does fasting, and when your fasting your in ketosis. So what is your point? This is how science should go. Step 1, make an observation. Step 2, form a hypothesis. Step 3, do a tightly controlled experiment that focuses only on that one hypothesis and controls for other variables. Step 4, conclusions.

  32. The study shows that a diet change+weight loss+physical activity lowers IGF1. It cannot tell which of the above components had an influence on the reduction, and assuming the diet change had an influence, which aspect of the diet change had an influence.

  33. Why would that paper need a control? It was just testing to see if a low-fat diet lowers IGF-1, and sure enough, it did. Would you prefer to see them compared alongside a high-fat diet? That’s where studies like the Ornish one and R. James Barnard come in, but your “skepticism” is so intense, you’ll seemingly never be content with any study that challenges your worldview. I would suggest changing your name to “MrNitpicker3.”

  34. please shut up

  35. Great video! Thanks for all the info.