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Doctors Group Praises New York Assembly for Passing Legislation to Create Nutrition Education Resource Library for Physicians

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, a national nonprofit with more than 17,000 doctor members, applauds the New York Assembly for passing legislation today to ensure physicians are kept informed about the latest continuing medical education opportunities in nutrition. The bill, A5985-A, sponsored by Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D-Manhattan), would help doctors in the state improve patient health outcomes and reduce racial disparities for the millions of New Yorkers struggling with diet-related diseases like type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

“Nutrition is powerful for health, and, with this legislation, doctors will take that power in hand. Healthy diets, especially plant-based diets, can reverse heart disease, trim waistlines, and reverse diabetes,” said Neal Barnard, MD, FACC, President of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. “I appreciate Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal and Senator Lea Webb for their leadership on this legislation and ask the New York Senate to quickly pass

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