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|Exercise Does Not Determine Children’s Body Weight|
Physical activity does not influence preschoolers’ weight, according to a new study from Germany. Researchers analyzed data from 92 children aged 3 to 6 years old for an average of seven consecutive days and found that exercise played no role in overweight or obesity status of children. The study found that socio
|Nutrition and Renal Disease|
Nutrition and Renal Disease The kidneys’ job is to keep the body’s fluids, electrolytes, and organic solutes in a healthy balance. Their functional units are the million or so nephrons in the renal cortex which filter most constituents of the blood other
|Section Six: Nutrition and Renal Disease|
Nephrotic Syndrome Diet for Nephrotic Syndrome Acute Renal Failure Diet in Acute Renal Failure Chronic Renal Failure
|2011 Fiscal Year Report|
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|PCRM Online | May 2010|
|The Controversy Over Dr. Atkins' Health|
By Neal Barnard, M.D. The Atkins diet phenomenon has spread like a virus across North America, Europe, and elsewhere. It has convinced millions of people to buy into two dangerous notions: that avoiding carbohydrates is the key to weight loss, and that high-fat, high-cho
|Health Concerns about Dairy Products|
Many Americans still consume substantial amounts of dairy products—and government policies still promote them—despite scientific evidence that questions their health benefits and indicates their potential health risks. Osteoporosis Milk’s main selling point is calcium, and milk-drinking is touted fo
|Coca-Cola's Project Mother Initiative to Develop Cow's Milk Products Targeting Children|
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine 5100 Wisconsin Ave., N.W. Suite 400 Washington, DC 20016 February 28, 2001 Trey Paris, Manager Issues Communication Global Communications Coca-Cola Company P.O. Box 1734 Atlanta, GA 30301 via facsimile: 404-515-6428 Dear Mr. Paris: I am writing to express the
|Fruit and Vegetable Consumption Offers Protection Against Osteoporosis|
A new American Journal of Clinical Nutrition study finds that increased fruit and vegetable consumption may strengthen bones. Researchers at the University of Surrey, UK, explored the
|Reaching for Personhood|
By Jonathan Balcombe, Ph.D. This op-ed was published May 16, 2007, in The Fort Worth Star-Telegram It’s a civil rights case with a twist. In late April, an Austrian judge denied personhood status and legal guardianship for 26-year-old Matthias Pan, who was kidnapped as an infant in Sierra Leone after his mot
|Mammography and Hormone Use Are Correlated with Breast Cancer Rates|
A new study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute suggests that breast cancer rates have been heavily influenced by the use of mammography and hormone therapy. Kaiser Permanente researchers tracked the incidence of invasive breast cancer from 1980 to 2006. Breast cancer rates paralleled the increased use
|Vegetarian Diets for Pregnancy|
Vegetarian Diets for Pregnancy Pregnancy means eating for two. But it helps to remember that one of you is very small. So while you will need more nutrition, your overall diet will not be dramatically different from your normal eating pattern. Calorie needs increase only modestly during pregnancy. In the first tr
|The Latest in ...|
RESEARCH ETHICS New Viruses Search and Destroy Cancer Cells One of the most exciting fields in medical science today is virotherapy, which involves creating genetically modified viruses that attack cancer cells b
|The Controversy Over Dr. Atkins’ Health|
By Neal D. Barnard, M.D. The Atkins diet phenomenon has spread like a virus across North America, Europe, and elsewhere. It has convinced millions of people to buy into two dangerous notions: that avoiding carbohydrates is
|Priorities for Research in Spinal Cord Injury|
Priorities for Research in Spinal Cord Injury Research on spinal cord injuries aims to prevent, minimize, or repair neural tissue damage, reduce the sequelae of injury, and improve function. While animals have been used by a number of investigators, other avenues of resear