How to prevent and reverse hypertension, the #1 risk factor for death in the world.

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If this video inspired you to learn more about the role diet may play in preventing and treating high blood pressure, check out some of these other popular videos on the topic:
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• Drugs and the Demise of the Rice Diet (
• Kempner Rice Diet: Whipping Us Into Shape (
• The Evidence That Salt Raises Blood Pressure (
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Thanks for watching. I hope you’ll join in the evidence-based nutrition revolution!
-Michael Greger, MD FACLM

Videography courtesy of Grant Peacock.
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