Vegan and vegetarian diets: a paradigm shift

An increasing body of research is changing our view of vegetarian diets and their contribution to health and disease risk.

Prominent nutrition academic and author, Joan Sabate first described this paradigm shift more than 10 years ago, suggesting that diets largely based on plant foods, such as well-balanced vegetarian diets, are viewed more as improving health than as causing disease, in contrast with meat-based diets1.  ubsequent research has further strengthened this