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Will Hospitals Ban Meat? AMA Emphasizes the Plant-Based Diet


Will Hospitals Ban Meat? AMA Emphasizes the Plant-Based Diet
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Last December, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the largest group of nutritionists, called the vegan diet âappropriate for all stages of the life cycle,â including pregnancy and childhood.Catherine Saint Louis wrote in the New York Timesâ Ask Well last week that not eating meat during gestation âmay even have upsides.â Citing that a vegetarian diet in the first trimester was âlinked to a lower risk of excessive gestational weight gain” and reduced the risk of complications like gestational diabetes.Numerous hospitals across the country have begun working to source locally-grown fruits and vegetables. Some are even growing their own in efforts to provide patients with healthier food. But meat, eggs, and dairy are still all too common.âFifty years ago, you would have seen doctors, patients and staff all smoking in a hospital, despite clear evidence that smoking posed a serious health risk,â American College of Lifestyle Medicine Board Member James F.

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