#91 Dr. Matthew Nagra - Vegan Diet Misconceptions, Nutrition to Minimize CVD Risk

In this episode of The Muscle Memoirs Podcast, I am joined by Dr. Matthew Nagra to discuss misconceptions about vegan diets and the relationship between various foods and cardiovascular disease.

Dr. Nagra is a Naturopathic Doctor dedicated to providing the latest evidence-based nutrition information to his patients and students. His clinical practice is based in Vancouver, BC. In 2018, he graduated from the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine after having completed a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology at the University of Victoria. Beyond his medical training, he is certified in plant-based nutrition through Cornell University and has written articles for Dr. T Colin Campbell’s Center for Nutrition Studies.


Vegetable Oils

Stunted Growth


Red Meat


Dairy Fat

00:00 Introduction
02:30 Claims in the vegan diet community that aren't supported by the available evidence
10:00 Do vegan diets stunt growth and development?
18:00 The effect of soy on hormones and multiple health outcomes
24:10 Association between lean red meat and cardiovascular risk factors
33:41 The value of observational nutrition research
39:55 Nutrition profile of eggs
43:50 The relationship between eggs, dietary cholesterol, and cardiovascular disease risk
50:30 Dairy fat and cardiovascular disease risk

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