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PCRM Online August 2013 Nutrition

PCRM Online

August 2013 Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine  

News and Campaign Updates

Seven Revolutionary Tips to Improve Brain Health

Seven Revolutionary Tips to Improve Brain Health
New Dietary Guidelines for Alzheimer’s Prevention developed by the Physicians Committee and an international panel of brain researchers were released last month at the International Conference on Nutrition and the Brain. The seven dietary principles promote brain health and can reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Seven Principles >

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Report Uncovers Five Worst Contaminants in Chicken Products

Report Uncovers Five Worst Contaminants in Chicken Products
Feces top the list of the Physicians Committee’s new Five Worst Contaminants in Chicken Products report. A billboard in Little Rock, Ark., last month warned consumers that chicken from Tyson Foods and other producers is often contaminated. Fecal Soup Video >

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Protecting Human Health by Limiting Livestock Antibiotics

Protecting Human Health by Limiting Livestock Antibiotics
The overuse of antibiotics on factory farms contributes to one of the largest threats to human health: antibiotic-resistant superbugs. The Physicians Committee is urging Congress to protect human health by limiting the use of antibiotics for livestock. 2 Million Infections >

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Congress Gets Healthy with 9-Year-Old Vegan Chef Noah Koch

Congress Gets Healthy with 9-Year-Old Vegan Chef Noah Koch
Congress learned more about the benefits of a plant-based diet at the Physicians Committee's "Healthy on the Hill" luncheon featuring 9-year-old vegan chef Noah Koch, who recently won a White House recipe contest. Winning Recipe >

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Doctors Urge Illinois Medical School to Modernize Medical TrainiDoctors Urge Illinois Medical School to Modernize Medical Training
Until July, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine used the same human-based training methods as 85 percent of U.S. emergency medicine residency programs. Last month, the Physicians Committee filed a complaint when the school began using pigs. E-mail SIU >

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Physicians Committee Recommendations Lead to Improved Pesticide Testing

Physicians Committee Recommendations Lead to Improved Pesticide Testing
Last month, a federal advisory committee made up of industry, government, and NGO stakeholders recommended that the Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Pesticide Programs phase out certain required animal tests for determining the toxicity of pesticides. Physicians Committee director of regulatory testing Kristie Sullivan, M.P.H., headed the group that wrote the recommendations. Infographic >

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The Wall Street Journal covers the Physicians Committee's Power Foods for the Brain Hamptons "friend-raiser"

Access Hollywood quotes PCRM president Neal Barnard, M.D., on brain health

The Hill prints op-ed by Physicians Committee director of regulatory testing issues Kristie Sullivan, M.P.H., on the Chemical Safety Improvement Act

The Boston Globe prints letter by Physicians Committee director of academic affairs John Pippin, M.D., on shifting away from animal experiments for medical research

Prevention magazine covers PCRM’s Dietary Guidelines for Alzheimer’s Prevention

Boston Herald prints op-ed by Physicians Committee president Neal Barnard, M.D., on Alzheimer’s disease

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