Doctors announce lawsuits against major food companies


Suits aimed at stopping national advertising campaigns claiming dairy foods facilitate weight loss

WASHINGTON--The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) will announce two major lawsuits aimed at stopping multi-million-dollar national advertising campaigns by five of the nation's largest food companies and major dairy trade groups that claim that milk and other dairy products facilitate weight loss.


T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D.: Jacob Gould Schurman Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry at Cornell University. He is the nationally recognized director of the China Diet and Health Study.

Amy Joy Lanou, Ph.D.: Senior Nutrition Scientist, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.

Dan Kinburn, Esq.: Senior Legal Counsel, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.

Catherine Holmes: Plaintiff.

Mindy Kursban, Esq.: Executive Director and Chief Legal Counsel, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.

WHEN: Tuesday, June 28, 10 a.m.

WHERE: National Press Club, 529 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC - First Amendment Room.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Two-way teleconference available. CALL 888-243-1119 to log into media briefing.

Founded in 1985, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine is a nonprofit health organization that promotes preventive medicine, especially good nutrition. PCRM also conducts clinical research studies, opposes unethical human experimentation, and promotes alternatives to animal research.

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Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 21 Feb 2009
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