Doctors Urge Plant-Based Diet

A report from a group of chief physicians suggests that a plant-based diet could reduce the risk of developing most serious diseases.


The World Preservation Foundation has released a report titled “Plant-Based Diets: A Solution to Our Public Health Crisis,” urging the British government to take the lead in promoting plant-based diets. Led by Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, the report argues that many serious illnesses, such as heart disease, obesity, cancer, and diabetes, are preventable through the implementation of plant-based eating, with disease rates potentially decreasing by 75 percent if the public were to make the change. Collaborator Dr. Joel Fuhrman, of the National Health Association, comments in the report, “New dietary guidelines emphasizing nutrient-rich plant foods can enable modern populations to dramatically improve their health, dramatically reduce healthcare costs, while at the same time save millions of needless deaths from heart disease, strokes, cancer, and diabetes.”

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