Fact Sheets and Resources

The Physicians Committee

Fact Sheets and Resources

Lower Blood Pressure with Potassium-Packed Foods
Lower Blood Pressure with Potassium-Packed Foods (PDF)

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Eat Red for American
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Cholesterol and Heart Disease

Eating habits and other lifestyle factors play a large role in the risk of heart disease. Moreover, heart disease can usually be prevented and even reversed. Learn more >

Nutrition and Heart Health

A modified diet, particularly if combined with regular exercise, can prevent, delay, or even reverse the progression of atherosclerosis and development of coronary artery disease, and reduce the risk for heart attack. Learn more >

Research on the Major Killers of Americans

Medical research is at a crossroads: The major killer diseases are not being cured by previous experimental methods. In order to overcome these diseases, doctors are prompted to learn new approaches and researchers are looking to new technologies. Learn more >

Eight Ways to Naturally Lower Blood Pressure

Blood Pressure and Vegetarian Diets, a global meta-analysis published Feb. 24, 2014, in JAMA Internal Medicine, finds a nutrient-packed vegetarian diet can lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart disease. Learn more >

High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

High blood pressure (hypertension) increases the risk of dangerous health problems, such as heart attacks and strokes. Bringing blood pressure under control is very important, and treatment often involves taking medication. However, changing the way you eat can bring you blood pressure down and may help reduce the need for medication. Learn more >

Vegan Diet Reduces Heart Disease Risk in People with Type 2 Diabetes

A low-fat vegan diet has a nutrient profile and diet quality associated with a greater reduction in heart disease risk in people with type 2 diabetes than a diet based on the American Diabetes Association (ADA) guidelines. Learn more >

Vegetarian Foods: Powerful for Health

World-renowned figures as diverse as philosophers Plato and Nietzsche, political leaders Benjamin Franklin and Gandhi, and pop icons Paul McCartney and Bob Marley have all advocated a vegetarian diet. Science is also on the side of vegetarianism. Multitudes of studies have demonstrated the remarkable health benefits of a vegetarian diet. Learn more >