Scientific data support benefits of vegan diet, RD says

11/11/2013 | Next Avenue

Many people switch to a vegan diet for health and environmental reasons, but more scientific evidence is showing it may help prevent heart disease and reduce diabetes, registered dietitian Maureen Callahan writes. Researchers have suggested the effects may be driven by weight loss associated with the diet. Callahan suggests making fruits, vegetables and grains the centerpiece of meals, and notes that a plant-based diet can satisfy hunger if given a chance.

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