Doctors Urge British Government to Take Lead in Promoting Vegan Diets
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In a recent report issued to the Members of Parliament in the United Kingdom called "Plant-Based Diets: A Solution to Our Public Health Crisis," The World Preservation Foundation is urging the British government to take the international lead in promoting healthier vegan diets. The group cites the growing scientific consensus that some of the most common and deadly illnesses, such as obesity and diabetes, heart disease, and many forms of cancer, could almost all be prevented by plant-based eating.

"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. It is time for an evolution in healthcare where prevention via proper diet, not drugs, becomes the foundation of modern healthcare," says Dr. Joel Fuhrman, collaborator on the report and Director of Research for Nutritional Research Project for the National Health Association.

Due to the overwhelming evidence in favor of plant-based diets, the World Preservation Foundation says that mild recommendations to eat more fruits and vegetables aren't enough. The group is calling on the British government to start nationwide incentives and campaigns to create a societal shift toward vegan living.

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