Doctors Demand ‘Focus On Plant-Based Diets’ In U.S. Dietary Guidelines

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PCRM points out that guidelines recommending dairy overlook that many people of color are lactose-intolerant (Photo: Adobe. Do not use without permission)

PCRM points out that guidelines recommending dairy overlook that many people of color are lactose-intolerant (Photo: Adobe. Do not use without permission)

Doctors are calling for ‘a focus on plant-based diets’ in the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. 

Nonprofit the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) – which advocates for animal-free diets on health grounds – has released its recommendations for guidelines.

The organization highlights the connection between the consumption of animal products and diseases including hypertension, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease – which it says ‘were already among America’s top killers and are now leading COVID-19 comorbidities’.

Recommendations

Among PCRM’s recommendations, is that low-carbohydrate eating patterns, or limiting carbohydrates should not be promoted in the guidelines. The organization also says guidelines should warn against consuming processed meat, which was classified as ‘carcinogenic to humans’ by the World Health Organization in 2015.

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