Dr. Neal Barnard

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Neal Barnard, M.D.

Neal D. Barnard, M.D., is a nutrition researcher, author, and health advocate. Dr. Barnard conducts studies on the role of nutrition in diabetes, obesity, and lipid management, among other health issues.

In 1985, Dr. Barnard established the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, a nonprofit organization advocating for preventive medicine and higher ethical standards in research.

Neal Barnard Books

Dr. Neal Barnard is the editor-in-chief of the Nutrition Guide for Clinicians and the author of 15 books and many scientific articles on nutrition and health.

Dr. Barnard's Vegan Program

Join Dr. Barnard's 21-Day Vegan Program to begin receiving tips and recipes. Based on research by Neal Barnard, M.D., one of America’s leading health advocates, this program is designed for anyone wanting to explore the health benefits of a vegan diet. This program repeats the first of each month.

Dr. Barnard’s groundbreaking clinical studies, the latest funded by the National Institutes of Health, show that diabetes responds dramatically to a low-fat, vegetarian diet. Dr. Barnard's program for reversing diabetes outlines a completely new dietary approach to preventing, controlling, and even reversing diabetes.

Neal Barnard Videos


  Tackling diabetes with a bold new dietary approach: Neal Barnard at TEDxFremont Benefits of a vegan diet - Dr. Neal Barnard

Currently 100 million Americans are pre-diabetic or diabetic, and one in three kids born after the year 2000 will develop diabetes. Neal Barnard, clinical researcher and founder of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine , identifies the causes of this serious issue and advises us how we can fight these statistics.

Neal Barnard, MD Founder and President, Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine in Washington DC took place at the 6th International Congress on Vegetarian Nutrition on February 24 in Loma Linda, California. His presentation was: " Vegetarian diets for weight loss and management: Evidence from clinical trials".

Breaking The Food Seduction - by Dr. Neal Barnard  Alzheimer's & Diet -- Neal Barnard MD

Whether you're drawn to chocolate, cookies, potato chips, cheese, or burgers and fries, we all have foods we can't seem to resist—foods that sabotage our best efforts to lose weight and improve our health. These foods are winning the battle—but that's because we're fighting it in the wrong place.

Neal Barnard MD covers the well established research showing a diet heavy in animal products and bad fats (from junk food) dramatically increase your risk of Alzheimer's. In this short excerpt, Neal Barnard MD discuss some of the evidence. You can get Dr. Barnard's full talk on Alzheimer's here.

Dr. Neal Barnard - Salt/Oil/Sugar-Free Diet Tips - Power Foods For the Brain Neal Barnard, MD: Power Foods for the Brain


Neal Barnard Blog

Dr. Barnard's Blog

Articles by Neal Barnard  

Dr. Barnard’s articles have appeared in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the American Journal of Medicine, the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, the American Journal of Cardiology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Lancet Oncology, Preventive Medicine, and many other scientific and medical journals. Here is a select list of media coverage by and about Neal Barnard, M.D.:

Neal Barnard Clinical Research and Publicatons

The Washington Center for Clinical Research is a program of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine that conducts research on the role of nutrition in health. The Washington Center is a subsidiary of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. Read Dr. Barnard's clinical research studies and  a partial listing of scientific publications by Neal Barnard, M.D.

1. Barnard N.D. et al. "A low-fat vegan diet improves glycemic control and cardiovascular risk factors in a randomized clinical trial in individuals with type 2 diabetes", Diabetes Care, 2006, 29(8), pp. 1777–1783.

2. Barnard, N; Scialli, AR; Bobela, S (2002). "The Current Use of Estrogens for Growth-Suppressant Therapy in Adolescent Girls". Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology 15 (1): 23–6. doi:10.1016/S1083-3188(01)00135-8. PMID 11888806.

3. Barnard, N; Scialli, A; Turnermcgrievy, G; Lanou, A; Glass, J (2005). "The effects of a low-fat, plant-based dietary intervention on body weight, metabolism, and insulin sensitivity". The American Journal of Medicine 118 (9): 991–7. doi:10.1016/j.amjmed.2005.03.039. PMID 16164885.

4. Barnard, N; Scialli, AR; Hurlock, D; Bertron, P (2000). "Diet and sex-hormone binding globulin, dysmenorrhea, and premenstrual symptoms". Obstetrics & Gynecology 95 (2): 245–50. doi:10.1016/S0029-7844(99)00525-6. PMID 10674588.

5. Sharkey, Joe. "Perennial Foes Meet Again in a Battle of the Snack Bar",The New York Times, November 23, 2004.

6. Wadman, Meredith. "Profile: Neal Barnard", Nature, 206, 12: 602.

7. Even, Megha S. et al. "Development of a novel ELISA for human insulin using monoclonal antibodies produced in serum-free cell culture medium", Clinical Biochemistry, Volume 40, Issues 1-2, (2007), pp. 98–103. PMID 17123500

8. Testing for insulin without the pitter-patter of little feet, Newsguide, January 31, 2007.

9. Washington Center For Clinical Research, idealist.org, accessed February 6, 2011.

10. "Biographical Sketch", nealbarnard.org, accessed February 6, 2011.

11. Barnard, N.D. Foods that Fight Pain. Harmony Books, 1998.

12. Barnard, N.D. Food for Life. Harmony Books, 1993.

13. Ask the expert, Neal Barnard, M.D., The Cancer Project, retrieved November 17, 2007

14. "White House Decries Physicians Committee's Poster, Which Mentions Obama Girls", Washington Post, retrieved April 27, 2012

15. "Legal Alert". Atkinsdietalert.org. Retrieved December 6, 2011.

16. Mary Carmichael, Atkins Under Attack, Newsweek, February 2004

17. Tara Godvin, "Doctor: Atkins Data Wasn't for Public", Newsday, February 13, 2004