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The Mainstreaming of Vegan Diets

[U.S. News & World Report]

TUESDAY, Dec. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Vegan diets are considered by
some to be extreme, a strict way of eating that exists on the radical
fringes of vegetarianism.

But today, a growing number of people are giving vegan diets a second
look, and nutritionists now believe that a well-thought-out vegan
eating plan could be the most healthy way to live for most people.

"Properly planned vegan diets are healthy, nutritionally adequate and
may provide health benefits in the prevention and treatment of many
diseases," said Vandana Sheth, a registered dietitian and nutrition
educator in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., and a spokeswoman for the
American Dietetic Association.

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