Dr. Mills--M.D. & Preventative Medicine Advocate--on "Talking Animals"

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My guest on "Talking Animals Oct. 16 will be Dr. Milton Mills, the Associate Director of Preventative Medicine with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM).

The co-author of PCRM's report on “Racial and Ethnic Bias in the U.S. Dietary Guidelines,” Mills is an internist practicing at Fairfax Hospital in Virginia and United Medical Center in Washington, DC.

He harbors a longtime passion for preventative medicine, extending so far back he mentioned it as a significant interest in his med school interview—he graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine in 1991.

Of course, his PCRM title constitutes a bit of a tip off about his preventative medicine focus, and his key mantra in that regard is urging his patients--and others--to adopt a vegan diet.

Wholly consistent with this sensibility, Mills thinks people should focus on the leading—and preventable—causes of death, with more than 630,000 people die annually from cardiovascular disease, and in excess of a half million from cancer; obesity claims well over another 100,000 lives. Mills contends that 80% of premature deaths could be avoided if people followed a plant-based diet.

Another major area of Mills' interest is exploring some of the environmental and societal influences affecting the health of African Americans and other racial/ethnic minorities.

Mill will be delivering a lecture at the Tampa Bay Veg Fest this Saturday, Oct. 19, at Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park in Tampa.

Dr. Milton Mills will speak with us live on "Talking Animals" on Oct. 16 at 9am ET, and listeners are invited to participate in the conversation by calling 813-239-9663 or e-mailing DJ@wmnf.org

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