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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.)

Click here to view The Permanente Journal's complete article including references and a response from the author of the original article.

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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