|Plant-Based Diets: McDougall Letter to Kaiser Journal|
|February 27, 2014|
Excerpt from Letter to the Editor by Craig McDougall, MD (March Portland potluck speaker) and John McDougall, MD
In our experience of treating more than 5,000 patients with a low-fat, whole foods, plant-based (vegan) diet, with follow-up lasting as long as 28 years, we have not seen any deficiencies of protein, iron, calcium, or essential fatty acids. (We do recommend to our patients a vitamin B12 supplement and adequate sunshine for vitamin D.)
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This excerpt was reprinted with kind permission from The Permanente Journal: McDougall J, McDougall C. Plant-Based Diets Are Not Nutritionally Deficient [Letter]. Perm J 2013 Fall;17(4):93. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7812/TPP/13-111.
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