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Category: Articles

Low Protein Intake Is Associated with a Major Reduction in IGF-1, Cancer, and Overall Mortality

March 11, 2014

SUMMARY Mice and humans with growth hormone receptor/IGF-1 deficiencies display major reductions in age related diseases. Because protein restriction reduces GHR-IGF-1 activity, we examined links between protein intake and mortality. Respondents aged 50–65 reporting high protein intake had a 75% increase in overall mortality and a 4-fold increase in cancer death risk during the following […]

The Lancet: Neurobehavioural effects of developmental toxicity

March 11, 2014

LINK to full article in Lancet: PIIS1474442213702783 ABSTRACT: Neurodevelopmental disabilities, including autism, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, dyslexia, and other cognitive impairments, affect millions of children worldwide, and some diagnoses seem to be increasing in frequency. Industrial chemicals that injure the developing brain are among the known causes for this rise in prevalence. In 2006, we did […]

PCRM: The 2014 Farm Bill: A Mixed Bag

February 5, 2014
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The 2014 Farm Bill: A Mixed Bag 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. Though President Obama has not yet signed the bill into law, it’s not too early to […]

Dr. Greger’s Testimony Before the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Committee

January 23, 2014

In the Permanente Journal last year, the official peer-reviewed publication of our nations largest managed care organization, a “Nutrition Update for Physicians” was published, which concluded that “Healthy eating maybe best achieved with a plant-based diet,” which they defined as a diet that encourages whole plant-based foods and discourages meat, dairy products, and eggs as […]