Latest Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine Stories

2008-08-06 09:00:11

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Janet Riley, +1-202-587-4245, jriley@meatami.com, or Dave Ray, +1-202-587-4243, dray@meatami.com, both of AMI Physicians Committee Campaign Exploits Children and Is Fear- Mongering at Its Worst Attribute Statement to AMI Foundation President Randy Huffman, Ph.D. WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by AMI Foundation President Randy Huffman, Ph.D.: A factually inaccurate, alarmist and exploitive new campaign aimed...

2005-09-19 16:06:02

WASHINGTON - Nutrition scientists with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) have conducted a nationwide survey to determine if hospital cafeterias and restaurants are meeting the need for low-fat, cholesterol-free foods that can help people maintain a healthy weight and prevent heart disease, diabetes, and some cancers. While there are some promising trends, such as the wide availability of whole-grain products and fresh fruit, there is an urgent need for improvement. The...

2005-09-09 18:45:00

WASHINGTON -- A low-fat, plant-based diet is more effective at helping women lose weight and improve insulin sensitivity than an omnivorous diet, shows a new study appearing in the September issue of The American Journal of Medicine. The study, involving 59 overweight, postmenopausal women, was conducted by Neal D. Barnard, M.D., president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), together with colleagues at Georgetown University Hospital and George Washington University....

2005-03-12 16:45:00

Dairy industry challenges study questioning bone benefits HealthDay News -- Got controversy? Earlier this week, a leading medical journal ran an article that found little evidence that children need a milk-heavy diet to build strong bones. Now, the dairy industry is on the defensive, trying to poke holes in the research and claiming the article authors are biased. At stake are the diets of millions of American children. Should they get their calcium by consuming as many as three servings of...

2004-11-25 03:00:00

WASHINGTON: The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), a non-profit advocacy group, has sent members of Congress free copies of the film Super Size Me to increase support for a nutrition bill. "It really speaks to the heart of the American obesity epidemic," explained Howard White, the group's senior PR officer. "Even doctors didn't realize how deleterious the effects of fast food are." PCRM, which promotes preventive medicine and nutrition, is not working with a PR agency....

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