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|Preventing and Reversing Heart Disease|
Are there aspects of your health you would like to change? Perhaps you might like to lose a few pounds, bring your cholesterol down, or get away from medicines. I am here today to talk about some surprising ways to keep a healthy heart—not through prescriptions or bypass surgery, but through simple changes t
|Cholesterol and Heart Disease|
Cholesterol and Heart Disease Every day, nearly 2,600 Americans die of some type of cardiovascular disease, an average of one death every 34 seconds, and 7.1 million Americans have had a heart attack during their lifetimes.1 Those who survive often go on to have another heart
|Section One: Preventing and Reversing Heart Disease|
What is Heart Disease Risk Factors Different Types of Cholesterol Cholesterol: The 150 Goal How to Read a Cholesterol Test How Much Is “Good Cholesterol”?
|Why Heart Failure Experiments in Animals Fail|
There is no doubt that poor heart health is a serious problem in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that about 5.8 million Americans have heart failure, with nearly 300,000 people dying each year from related complications. For decades, scientists have mistakenly turned to animal
|The Politics of Heart Disease|
By John J. Pippin, M.D., F.A.C.C. This opinion piece was published Sept. 15, 2004, in the Buffalo News. Forget swing states or butterfly ballots. The decisive factor in this year’s biggest political contest may be Bill Clinton’s emergency bypass operation.
|Heart Attack Experiments in Animals|
Beyond Animal Research By Jonathan Balcombe, Ph.D. May 2004 Heart Attack Experiments in Animals Heart attacks are virtually unknown in mice and rats, probably because their natural lif
|Analysis of Health Problems Associated with High-Protein, High-Fat, Carbohydrate-Restricted Diets Reported via an Online Registry|
Analysis of Health Problems Associated with High-Protein, High-Fat, Carbohydrate-Restricted Diets Reported via an Online Registry A Report by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine May 2004 Methods | Findings | Discussion | Limitations| Literature
|Organic Meats Are Not Health Foods|
Organic Meats Are Not Health Foods So-called organic meats are sold as a means for people to reduce their exposure to hormones and chemical toxins. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) states that animals raised on an organic operation must be fed organic feed and given access to the outdoors. They a
|The Verdict Goes against HRT|
In July, the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI), which was studying the effects of combined estrogen and progestin use in postmenopausal women, was halted. It ended three years early after researchers observed an increased risk of breast cancer, potentially deadly blood clots, strokes, and heart disease in wom
|Unlocking the Power of Plant-based Nutrition DVD Series|
You can buy all three Unlocking the Power of Plant-based Nutrition DVDs--Food for Life, Weight Control, and Heart Health--for $29.95. That’s a savings of nearly $15. $29.95 Food for Life: Unlocking the Power of Plant-based Nutrition Neal
Fish A Report by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine Few food products are as controversial as fish. A leading source of heavy metals and other contaminants, fish is frequently the subject of government health-risk advisories. However, some people promote fish as a source of omega-3 fatty ac
|Doctors Launch Reverse Heart Disease or Prevent It National Public Service Campaign|
WASHINGTON—In time for Valentine's Day, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) is launching a national TV ad campaign on heart disease prevention. The nation's top ten states for mortality from coronary heart disease are targeted. The 30-second ad, featuring PCRM spokesperson Joel
|Top U.S. Cardiologist Spreads Vegan Message in India|
Devi Shetty, M.D., a busy heart surgeon working in India, just planned to drop in to hear a renowned American physician speak about curing heart disease with diet. But what Dr. Shetty heard so impressed him, he not only stayed for the hour-long talk, but determined to help mend his patients' hearts this way
|The Latest in ...|
HEART HEALTH Is the Source of Back Pain on Your Plate? We all know that blocked arteries can lead to high blood pressure, chest pain, heart attack, and stroke. Now, thanks to a recent study in the journal Spine, we're awar
|Animal Research on Trial: PCRM Sues Merck over Vioxx Animal Tests|
When PCRM member Nancy Tufford began taking Vioxx in January 2002, she had no idea that Merck, the drug’s manufacturer, was betting her life on a misleading animal experiment. The drug giant—eager to keep a profitable drug on the market—had decided to rely