The Physicians Committee

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The Physicians Committee Praises New Dietary Guidelines for Strengthening Cholesterol Warnings, But Demands Investigation into Cholesterol Money Trail

Although its recommendations were rejected, we still need to know how the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee could be so easily swayed by industry.

The Physicians Committee Sues USDA and DHHS, Exposing Industry Corruption in Dietary Guidelines Decision on Cholesterol

According to previously unreleased documents obtained by the Physicians Committee under the Freedom of Information Act, the American Egg Board had directly nominated one individual who was then placed on the DGAC. A second member was actively receiving egg-industry research grants according to industry documents, and two others worked at a university that had requested and received more than $100,000 from the American Egg Board for research aimed at challenging the cholesterol limits.

‘Cholesterol Kills’: Billboards Warn House Ag Committee Chair

WASHINGTON—“Cholesterol kills,” warn billboards near the Texas home offices of Agriculture Committee chairman Rep. K. Michael Conaway. The Physicians Committee—a nonprofit of 12,000 doctors—is appealing to Rep. Conaway with the billboards and a letter after he convened an October congressional hearing over the Agriculture Committee’s “concerns with the process of developing the Dietary Guidelines,” which are poised to remove cholesterol warnings when they are released in December.