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Food for Life: The Power of Food for Health

Food for Life is an award-winning Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) program designed by physicians, nurses, and registered dietitians that offers cancer, diabetes, weight management, employee wellness, and kids classes that focus on the lifesaving effects of healthful eating. Each class includes information about how certain foods and nutrients work to promote health, along with cooking demonstrations of simple and nutritious recipes that can be recreated easily at home.

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Fruits adn vegetables may prevent early death

Fruits and Vegetables May Prevent Early Death
Breaking Medical News | March 31, 2014

Increased intakes of fruits and vegetables may prevent early death, according to a review published online in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health..

Fiber Can Reduce Colorectal Cancer Risk

Fiber Can Reduce Colorectal Cancer Risk
Breaking Medical News | March 14, 2014

High-fiber diets help reduce your risk of colorectal cancer, according to a review published this month in the Gastroenterology.

Dr. Barnard on The Dr. Oz Show

Animal Protein Linked to Early Death
Breaking Medical News | March 4, 2014

Eating a diet high in animal protein leads to an earlier death, compared with people who consume less, according to a new study analyzing data from 6,381 American adults aged 50 and older.

Even Modest Amounts of Meat Increase Risk for Diabetes

Meat-Eating is a Risk Factor for Developing Diabetes
Breaking Medical News | Feb. 21, 2014

Doctors should consider meat-eating to be a risk factor for developing type 2 diabetes, according to an article published this week in the journal Nutrients.

Cholesterol Levels Lower in Vegans

Cholesterol Levels Lower in Vegans
Breaking Medical News | Feb. 10, 2014

Those who consume vegan diets have better cholesterol levels than people who eat meat, fish, dairy, and/or egg products, according to a study published this month in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

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.

Dec. 4: Watch Dr. Barnard Discuss the Health Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet on Intelligence Squared

Watch Dr. Barnard Discuss the Health Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet on Intelligence Squared
Health and Nutrition

Watch PCRM president Neal Barnard, M.D., discuss the benefits of a plant-based diet on the Intelligence Squared Don't Eat Anything With a Face debate.

 

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