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PCRM Online March 2014

PCRM Online
March 2014 Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine  

News and Campaign Updates

Federal Fluffballs are in Session

Fluffballs are in Session
They hadn't yet chosen their party affiliations, but groups of adorable animals went ahead with their first order of business this month—ending the use of their species in regulatory testing. Guinea pigs, rabbits, rats, and mice >

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Ads Challenge Canadian University's Use of Piglets

Ads Challenge Canadian University's Use of Piglets
PCRM placed ads on Laval University's campus in Quebec City, Canada, calling out the school for its use of piglets in its pediatrics training program. See the ad >

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Coast Guard Limits Animal Use

Coast Guard Limits Animal Use
In February, the U.S. Coast Guard announced it would cut in half the number of animals it uses for combat training exercises. This will spare the lives of hundreds—or even thousands—of animals. But why can't the entire military reduce and eventually eliminate the use of animals? Take Action

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Subway's Health Claims are Bologna

Subway's Health Claims are Bologna
Subway has been making weight-loss and nutrition claims for more than a decade—since the days of Jared. But a new PCRM report reveals that Subway's “Eat Fresh” campaign is a pile of bologna. A foot-long ingredient list >

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8 Natural Ways to Lower Blood Pressure8 Natural Ways to Cut Blood Pressure
Following a vegetarian diet lowers blood pressure, according to new research in JAMA Internal Medicine by Physicians Committee president Neal Barnard, M.D., and other researchers. PCRM just released a special report highlighting this and other lifestyle changes that naturally lower blood pressure. Get the tips >

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Say No to Dannon

Say No to Dannon
PCRM cited Dannon with the SICK (Social Irresponsibility toward Consumers and Kids) Award for its Super Bowl Oikos Greek Yogurt ad. The commercial reunited Danny, Uncle Jesse, and Joey from the wholesome 90s show Full House—but it also made the false claim that yogurt is a wholesome snack. Dairy disaster >

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Tackling Diabetes with a Vegan Diet

Tackling Diabetes
Eating meat significantly increases the chance that you'll develop type 2 diabetes, according to a new article by PCRM in Nutrients. PCRM has long been concerned by the dietary ties to this escalating epidemic and is leading a conference to address the issue this July. International Conference on Diabetes >

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PCRM Member's Documentary Takes on Unhealthful School Lunch

PCRM Member's Documentary Takes on Unhealthful School Lunch
Lunch Hour, a new film directed and produced by PCRM's President's Board member James Costa, offers a passionate analysis of the way the National School Lunch Program is failing America's children and contributing to the epidemic of chronic disease. Learn more >

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