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<a href="http://www.latimes.com/health/boostershots/la-heb-bill-clinton-vegan-20110818,0,5976547.story" target="_blank">http://www.latimes.com/health/booste...,5976547.story</a><br><br>
"Former <a href="http://www.latimes.com/topic/politics/government/presidents-of-the-united-states/bill-clinton-PEPLT007410.topic" target="_blank">President Bill Clinton</a> is speaking out about his plant-based, <a href="http://www.latimes.com/topic/health/diets-dieting/heart-healthy-diet-HEDI000013.topic" target="_blank">heart-healthy diet</a>, saying that he believes the <a href="http://www.latimes.com/topic/health/diets-dieting/vegan-diet-HEDI00004.topic" target="_blank">vegan</a> regimen is helping to reverse the damage to his heart and blood vessels caused by <a href="http://www.latimes.com/topic/health/diseases-illnesses/heart-disease-HEDAI0000026.topic" target="_blank">cardiovascular disease</a>...."
 

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I always knew I liked that cat in certain ways, like budget handling and eventually becoming probably mostly vegan.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Mojo</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2972363"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
"Former <a href="http://www.latimes...d by all people suffering from heart disease.
 

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I don't care for Clinton, but I'm very glad he is speaking up about this in a positive manner.
 

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Of course it's helped! This is medically proven stuff. It's criminal to me that doctors don't recommend veganism, particularly to people with heart disease. They can't force their patients to take on a vegan diet, obviously, but they should advocate it as the best treatment, in addition to drugs if they think that's necessary, though from what I've read it really sounds like drugs would rarely be needed if a proper plant-based diet were adopted by all people suffering from heart disease.</div>
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In terms of health, it's a great option but not the only one. Dietary veganism is well defined so there are no questions as to whether or not you are cheating. Many people are "vegan-in-the-home" but will eat what is put before them when dining as guests. This can work well, too.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>paperhanger</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2972826"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
In terms of health, it's a great option but not the only one. Dietary veganism is well defined so there are no questions as to whether or not you are cheating. Many people are "vegan-in-the-home" but will eat what is put before them when dining as guests. This can work well, too.</div>
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Well, I suppose it depends on how often they're dining as guests. If they do it all the time, then it's likely to hurt their health. If it's a once a month kind of thing, then it's probably not going to do much harm. Still bad for the animals, which is top priority with me, but if we're only talking health here...<br><br>
Also, of course, a vegan diet is only going to be helpful if it's a healthy, balanced vegan diet. You can't live off chips and Tofutti cheesecakes and expect to be in great health. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> So I should have specified that doctors recommend a healthy vegan diet, as I've encountered people who think vegan food = healthy food, and that's not necessarily the case. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"><br><br>
If all we were concerned with was the health perspective only, I would think it makes sense to treat animal products as junk food. Junk food eaten rarely isn't going to impact your health in any measurable way. It just shouldn't be a regular part of your diet.
 

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there is supposed to be a special on right now- his interview on CNN with Sanjay Gupta and its currently being pre-empted by Libya.
 
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