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How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease by Michael Greger, M.D. with Gene Stone asserts that the major causes of disease in the United States are mostly preventable. To encourage Americans to take control of their medical destinies, Greger examines the broken belief systems surrounding food, some specific interventions by disease, and general dietary recommendations.
Most Americans hold the false belief that disease is a matter of genes over lifestyle. In reality, the opposite is true; genes account for perhaps 20 percent of one's risk for a given disease. A plant-based diet that's also low in animal products can prevent most major medical problems, but even after a diagnosis, healthful eating can be a highly effective intervention.