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Neal Barnard, MD, FACC

Neal Barnard, MD, FACC, is an adjunct associate professor of medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C., president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, and a New York Times bestselling author of 18 books and more than 80 scientific publications. In 2003, he was funded by the National Institutes of Health to test the benefits of a plant-based diet for type 2 diabetes. His practice focuses on diabetes and other metabolic problems, quantifying the power of nutritional interventions in research studies that have been cited by major medical organizations and the U.S. government. He became a fellow of the American College of Cardiology in 2015, and received the Trailblazer Award from the American College of Lifestyle Medicine in 2016.

All Contributions from Neal Barnard, MD, FACC (7)

What’s the Best Diet to Prevent Alzheimer’s?

The number of people with Alzheimer’s disease is expected to jump from 5.7 million in 2018 to 14 million by 2050. There…

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Does Sugar Cause Diabetes?

The recent film What the Health raised the question as to whether sugar or other carbohydrates cause diabetes. Because blood sugar levels…

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Why It’s So Hard to Give Up Cheese

The following is an excerpt from The Cheese Trap: How Breaking a Surprising Addiction Will Help You Lose Weight, Gain Energy, and…

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Congratulations! Vegan Lunches for Country’s Second-Largest Public School District

Congratulations to the Los Angeles Unified School District! Earlier this month, school board members unanimously voted in favor of bringing healthful plant-based…

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Conquering Diabetes with Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates do not cause type 2 diabetes. In fact, a new study found just the opposite: A diet rich in carbohydrates can…

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Fed Up: Let’s Really Move Big Food Out of School Lunches

Sugar isn’t the only villain in our surging obesity epidemic. Katie Couric’s new documentary Fed Up is an eye-opening experience for most…

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1907 New York Times Article Shows that Meat Causes Cancer.
A Century Later, Many People Still Haven’t Heard the News

In a recent NPR debate about the risks of meat-eating, I put forward the proposition that meat causes cancer. Judging by faces…

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