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12 July 2020 20:57  

It would be great if Dr Greger could post an update about the prevalence and potential risks of Aflatoxins (wikipedia) in nuts & seeds.

There is a little discussion in the comments below this old video from 2010 - Is Peanut Butter Good for You?

And this is rather worrying: ScienceDaily (2017): Sunflower seeds traced as source of toxic mold, potent liver carcinogen - and - full paper.

Chronic exposure to aflatoxin causes an estimated 25,000-155,000 deaths worldwide each year, from corn and peanuts alone. Since it is one of the most potent liver carcinogens known, the research to detect and limit its presence in sunflower seeds and their products could help save lives and reduce liver disease in areas where sunflowers and their byproducts are consumed


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