The Physicians Committee

News Release - vegan

Vegan Formula One Driver Lewis Hamilton Wins Fourth World Title

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine—a nonprofit of 12,000 doctors—applauds Formula One race car driver Lewis Hamilton, who credits his vegan diet for his fourth world title win at the Mexican Grand Prix on Oct. 29.

Nurses Adopt Plant-Based Vegan Diet for 21 Days and Lose Weight, Lower Cholesterol, Increase Fruit and Vegetable Intake, and Gain Energy

Joanne Evans, M.Ed., R.N., P.M.H.C.N.S.-B.C., provided a presentation to colleagues at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., about the health benefits of adopting a plant-based vegan diet and soon had 19 nurses eager to test out the science firsthand.

Doctors Urge Italian Lawmaker to Withdraw Bill Criminalizing Plant-Based Diets

A wealth of research clearly shows that a plant-based diet reduces the risk of obesity, heart disease, certain cancers, and many other serious health problems. That’s why the Physicians Committee is urging Italian lawmaker Elvira Savino to withdraw a bill that could criminalize parents whose children eat plant-based diets, which research shows provide health benefits at “all stages of the life cycle.”

New Study Shows a Plant-Based Vegan Diet Improves Diabetic Neuropathy Pain, Lowers Body Weight

A low-fat plant-based diet may reduce pain associated with diabetic neuropathy, according to a new study published in Nutrition & Diabetes.