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|Meat and Dairy Dangers Concealed in Dietary Guidelines, Says Lawsuit|
PCRM is suing the federal government over the newly released Dietary Guidelines. Deliberately obscure language about the consequences of eating meat and dairy products hinders America’s fight against obesity. The lawsuit, which was covered by The Washington Post, was filed against the U.S. Department of A
|National Conference to End Factory Farming: for Health, Environment, and Farm Animals|
PCRM’s new “Antibiotic Resistance from Animal Agriculture” report uncovers some of the health-related consequences of factory farming. This month, you can learn more about the dangers of factory farming at the National Conference to End Factory Farming. Elizabeth Kucinich, PCRM’s director of pu
|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
|PCRM and Director Morgan Spurlock Urge Congress: “Stop the Supersizing of America”|
WASHINGTON—Every U.S. Senator and Representative will receive a gift tomorrow courtesy of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) and filmmaker Morgan Spurlock: newly issued DVDs of Spurlock’s award-winning documentary, Super Size Me. Billed
|Nutrition and Renal Disease|
Nutrition and Renal Disease The kidneys’ job is to keep the body’s fluids, electrolytes, and organic solutes in a healthy balance. Their functional units are the million or so nephrons in the renal cortex which filter most constituents of the blood other
|Kickstart Countdown: Journey to Improved Health Starts Sept. 6|
The next 21-Day Vegan Kickstart begins in five days. It’s your chance to go vegan and get healthy. And just in time for back-to-school season, this program features the Kickstart Your Kids’ Health conference call. You’ll learn from two leading pediatricians how the road to lifelong good health st
|Chandler Residents Sign Statements of Opposition Against Covance|
More than 1,300 residents of Chandler, Ariz., have signed statements of opposition to the proposed Covance animal-experimentation facility. After PCRM gathered statements of opposition from those who do not want the proposed facility in Chandler, PCRM informed ot
|Ivy League Cruelty|
The most fragile time in a dog’s life is the first few weeks after birth. Their mothers—or their human caretakers—would never neglect them during this time, if they had the young one’s interests at heart. But in a University of Pennsylvania laboratory, technicians did not even notice when a newb
|Menopause Is Not a Disease|
By Neal D. Barnard, M.D., and Kristine Kieswer This commentary was published in a number of newspapers in July 2002, including the Houston Chronicle (July 25) under the title “Drugs Aren't the Best Prescription for Menopause.” The government's recent early termination of t
|The Controversy Over Dr. Atkins' Health|
By Neal Barnard, M.D. The Atkins diet phenomenon has spread like a virus across North America, Europe, and elsewhere. It has convinced millions of people to buy into two dangerous notions: that avoiding carbohydrates is the key to weight loss, and that high-fat, high-cho
|Cookie Monsters: Oreo Promotion Puts USDA on Wrong Side of Obesity Fight|
By Amy Lanou, Ph.D. This opinion piece was published July 11, 2004, in the Tallahassee Democrat. Did somebody miss the memo? Most Americans know the latest grim news from the Battle of the Bulge. Simply put, we’re losing. Teen obesity has now reached the highest l
|Atkins Diet Company Pleads First Amendment, Seeking Protection from Heart Disease Claim in Florida Court|
West Palm Beach, Fla.—Rebuffed in its first attempt last month to have a Florida court throw out a landmark personal injury lawsuit challenging the safety of the controversial Atkins Diet, Atkins Nutritionals has submitted a motion arguing that &ldqu
|New Study Reveals Treatment for|
WASHINGTON—A new scientific review shows that high blood pressure can be reduced with diet changes, especially a vegetarian diet. The new report analyzes the results of published studies and concludes that vegetarian populations have lower rates of hypertension, “the silent killer.” This report,
|Turning the Tables on Prostate Cancer|
By Ron Allison, M.D. It killed musician Frank Zappa, actor Telly Savalas, and scientist Linus Pauling. It has threatened the health of Robert De Niro, Bob Dole, and Colin Powell. And every year, it claims an army of new victims. In 2005, an estimated 230,000 American men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. As
|Thoughts on Stem Cells|
This letter was published in the New York Times’ Science section on Jan. 10, 2006 To the Editor: The discovery of a new technique to grow human stem cells without animal products is good news, but it also highlights a critical challenge in modern m