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Marion Nestle is a consumer activist, nutritionist, and academic who specializes in the politics of food and dietary choice. Nestle received her BA, PhD, and MPH from the University of[…]

Vegans and vegetarians are probably healthier than average, says Nestle.

Marion Nestle: Oh absolutely.  There’s nothing wrong with vegetarian diets, and there’s nothing wrong with vegan diets.  And people who eat those kinds of diets are often healthier than people who don’t because they’re eating a lot . . .  They’re doing exactly what my advice is.  They’re eating less.  They’re moving more.  They’re eating lots of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.  And they’re certainly not eating much junk food, so they’re healthier.