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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
Mad Cow Disease
Mad Cow Disease Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), also known as mad cow disease, has surfaced in more than 20 countries including the United States.1 Health authorities consider it to be the most likely cause of a variant of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD), a fatal brain disease that has affected 217 people wor
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
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
Frequently Asked Questions About Chemical Regulation
  Frequently Asked Questions About Chemical Regulation What is toxicity testing? What are some concerns with the use of animals in toxicity testing? What is the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)? Is TSCA in need of modernization? How can chemical regulatory legislation be more effective? What is the Che
Section Six: Nutrition and Renal Disease
Nephrotic Syndrome Diet for Nephrotic Syndrome Acute Renal Failure Diet in Acute Renal Failure Chronic Renal Failure
Section Eight: Nutrition and Arthritis
Clinical Use of Nutrition With Arthritis Patients Natural Anti-Inflammatories in Food The Anti-Inflammatory Mechanism of Natural Oils The New Science of Omega-3s Natural ALA in Foods
Testimony on High Production Volume Chemical Tests to the House Subcommittee on Energy and the Environment
Neal D. Barnard, M.D. June 17, 1999 As a physician and president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, I would like to thank Chairman Calvert and the members of the Committee for the opportunity to comment on the EPA’s High Production Volume Challenge program. We are greatly concerned about seve
Analysis of the HPV Challenge: Industry Violations and EPA Negligence
By Nicole Cardello, M.H.S. Executive Summary The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) High Production Volume (HPV) Challenge encourages chemical companies to volunteer to conduct screening-level animal toxicity tests on 2,800 industrial chemicals. Pursuant to this program, companies have committed to
March of Dimes-Funded Animal Experiments: An Overview
March of Dimes-Funded Animal Experiments: An Overview EXTENT, COST, and TYPES of ANIMALS USED The March of Dimes does not report the number of animals used per year. The March of Dimes uses many different species of animals, including primates, cats, dogs, rabbits, pigs, hamsters, fe
Come Clean: Skin Irritation and Corrosion Tests Resources for Companies
Come Clean: Skin Irritation and Corrosion Tests FAQs | Come Clean: Skin Irritation and Corrosion Tests Resources for Companies | Commonly Conducted Animal Tests | Come Clean Home There are multiple reasons to transition your company from using in vivo methods to in vitro, or to require your ingredient suppliers to con
The Roles of Exercise and Stress Management
Healthy foods, physical activity, and reducing stress are increasingly recognized as vital ingredients of cancer prevention and survival. While genetics play a role in predisposing some people to cancer, other factors play a much greater role. In fact, much of what appears to "run in the family" results from
Meat Consumption and Cancer Risk
The World Health Organization has determined that dietary factors account for at least 30 percent of all cancers in Western countries and up to 20 percent in developing countries. When cancer researchers started to search for links between diet and cancer, one of the
Nutrition and Prostate Health
By Neal D. Barnard, M.D. The prostate is an organ that sits snuggled up under the bladder. Its biological purpose is to produce semen. As time goes on, however, many men have an enlargement of their prostates, causing annoying and sometimes painful urinary problems. The prostate is also the number-one cancer spot

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