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    [Edmonton Journal] CALGARY — A prominent Ottawa-based weight loss expert is taking Alberta Health Services to task for “dissing” vegan diets in a
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      [Edmonton Journal]

      CALGARY — A prominent Ottawa-based weight loss expert is taking
      Alberta Health Services to task for “dissing” vegan diets in a
      background document the provincial health authority put together in
      response to a controversial food film.

      Dr. Yoni Freedhoff contends a memo circulated to AHS’s 500 registered
      dietitians last year implies animals are supposed to be eaten as part
      of a healthy diet, while vegetarian or vegan diets pose extra risks.

      “This is just a statement that suggests vegetarian and vegan diets
      have risks that diets that include animals don’t,” Freedhoff said in
      an interview Thursday.

      “If the point of this was to provide health-care practitioners with
      information to answer questions posed consequent to a popular diet, I
      think it should answer the questions that are posed by the popular
      diet, not actually caution people off a particular way of eating,
      which is what this one does.”

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      full story:
      http://www.edmontonjournal.com/health/Alberta+Health+says+wasn+disparaging+vegan+diets/7999401/story.html

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