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2003 School Lunch Report Card: Results
A Report by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine August 2003 Background | Review Process and Grading System | Report Card Detroit City School District (Detroit, Mich.): 94% The Detroit City School District is the 12th largest district in the United States, with 265 schools
The Worst Low-Carb Restaurant Entrées
The Worst Low-Carb Restaurant Entrées   A Report by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine March 2004 As the food industry tries to cash in on the low-carbohydrate craze, many restaurant chains are adding menu items labeled “low-carb,” &
Fish
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
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
Nutritional Approaches for Coronary Artery Disease: Survey of Cardiologists Reveals Insufficient Recommendation of Very Low-Fat Diets
Nutritional Approaches for Coronary Artery Disease: Survey of Cardiologists Reveals Insufficient Recommendation of Very Low-Fat Diets   A Report by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine February 2006 By Keith Rafal, M.D., M.P.H.; Amy Joy Lanou, Ph.D.; Neal D. Barnard, M.D. In
The Five Most Unhealthful Fast-Food Kids Meals
The Five Most Unhealthful Fast-Food Kids Meals   A Report by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine August 2010 As Burger King and other fast-food companies unveil new menu items marketed to children, there is growing controversy over the link between high-fat fast food and childhood obesity. One
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
Foodborne Illness
Foodborne Illness Foodborne diseases are a serious and growing problem. Foodborne diseases cause an estimated 76 million illnesses, 325,000 hospitalizations, and 5,000 deaths in the United States each year. Experts estimate that the yearly cost of all foodborne diseases
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
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
Milk Consumption and Prostate Cancer
Milk Consumption and Prostate Cancer   Abstract Prostate cancer is one of the most common malignancies worldwide, with an estimated 400,000 new cases diagnosed annually. Its incidence and mortality have been associated with milk or dairy product consumption in intern
A Natural Approach to Menopause
A Natural Approach to Menopause Every day, in hundreds of doctors’ offices, the same conversation takes place between women going through menopause and their doctors. The doctor writes out a prescription for estrogen pills or patches, saying they will replace the hormones her body ought to be making. They wil
Vegetarian Foods: Powerful for Health
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 v
Vegetarian Diets: Advantages for Children
Vegetarian Diets: Advantages for Children Nutrition Panel: Patricia R. Bertron, R.D., Carol M. Coughlin, R.D., Suzanne Havala, M.S., R.D., L.D.N., F.A.D.A., Virginia Messina, M.P.H., R.D., Neal D. Barnard, M.D. Section One Encouraging children to eat well, right from t
Health Concerns about Dairy Products
Many Americans, including some vegetarians, still consume substantial amounts of dairy products—and government policies still promote them—despite scientific evidence that questions their health benefits and indicates their potential health risks. Bone Health Calcium is an important mineral that helps to

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