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International Conference on Diabetes
Conference | July 18 and 19, 2014 | Washington DC

Diabetes is a worldwide escalating epidemic. Help stop it by sharing information about the International Conference on Diabetes, where leading experts will share the latest insights on the causes of diabetes, the critical role of nutrition, and priorities for research.

Fish is Not a Health Food

From Boulder to NYC: Meeting and Exceeding School Lunch Requirements
Congressional Briefing | July 7, 2014

On July 1, school lunch leaders from around the country spoke to a packed room of Capitol Hill staffers at a congressional briefing co-hosted by the Physicians Committee and Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo.

Fish is Not a Health Food

Don't Take the Bait — Fish is Not a Health Food
Health | June 12, 2014

A new Physicians Committee report reveals that when it comes to claims about fish's health benefits, consumers are being reeled in by myths.

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Researchers Unveil Six Dietary Guidelines for Cancer Prevention
News Release| June 9, 2014

Six dietary guidelines - more aggressive than previous cancer prevention advice will be unveiled in the June 30 issue of the Journal of the American College of Nutrition.

Marco Borges Dishes Top Foods to Spring Clean Your Diet

Marco Borges Dishes Top Foods to Spring Clean Your Diet
Reports | June 3, 2014

We're pulling in some of Hollywood's most influential nutrition experts and sharing their favorite tips to help people "spring clean" their diet.

Processed meat causes colorectal cancer

Physicians Committee Begins Recruitment for the Had I Known Processed Meat Campaign
News Release | May 29, 2014

Modeled off of the CDC's Tips from Former Smokers, the campaign will feature real people who have or have had colorectal cancer and will alert the public to the health risks associated with processed meat consumption.

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International Researchers Identify Seven Dietary and Lifestyle Guidelines for Alzheimer's Prevention
Breaking Medical News | May 16, 2014

Seven dietary and lifestyle guidelines to boost brain health and reduce the risk of Alzheimer's are available as an online advance on May 16, 2014, as a special supplement in Neurobiology of Aging.

Dr. Neal Barnard

Neal Barnard, M.D., Hosts Free Workshop to Help Washington Residents Combat Type 2 Diabetes
News Release | April 29, 2014

Washington residents who struggle with type 2 diabetes can attend a workshop with Neal Barnard, M.D., on Tuesday, May 13 or Tuesday, June 17 to learn how to avoid complications from the disease and reduce or eliminate the need for medications.

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Cancer Prevention Can Start in the Checkout Line
Dr. Barnard's Blog | Feb. 5, 2014

By eliminating cigarettes and processed meat you can decrease your risk of many types of cancer.

The 2014 Farm Bill: A Mixed Bag

The 2014 Farm Bill: A Mixed Bag
Legislative Focus | Feb. 5, 2014

After years of negotiations, Congress passed the Farm Bill on Feb. 4, an important feat given that the 950-page bill has many potential impacts on health and nutrition in the United States.


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