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vegan

 [ve´gan, vej´an]
a vegetarian who excludes from the diet all food of animal origin.

veg·an

(veg'ăn),
A strict vegetarian; that is, one who consumes no animal or dairy products of any type. Compare: vegetarian.

vegan

/veg·an/ (ve´gan) (vej´an) a vegetarian whose diet excludes all food of animal origin.

vegan

vegan

A vegetarian who consumes only plant foods (vegetables, fruits, grains, beans and nuts) and no animal products (meat, fish, dairy products, eggs). Vegans are at risk for vitamin B12 deficiency; vegan adolescents may not meet energy requirements during the growth spurt, and become deficient in vitamin B6, riboflavin, vitamin D, omega-3 fatty acids, calcium, zinc, iron, iodine and trace minerals.

vegan

Pure vegetarian, strict vegetarian Nutrition A vegetarian who consumes only plant foods–vegetables, fruits, grains, beans, nuts–ie, no animal products, meat, fish, dairy products, and eggs; vegans are at ↑ risk for vitamin B12 deficiency; vegan adolescents may not meet energy requirements during the growth spurt, and become deficient in vitamin B6, riboflavin, calcium, zinc, iron, trace minerals. See Diet, Pareve, Vegetarian diet, Vegetarianism; Cf Lacto-ovo vegetarian.

ve·gan

(vē'găn)
A strict vegetarian, one who consumes no animal or dairy products of any type.
Compare: vegetarian

ve·gan

(vē'găn)
Strict vegetarian; i.e., one who consumes no animal or dairy products.

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Q. Is raw vegan diet good for health? If not, why? Hi I am fond of raw vegan diet. Is raw vegan diet good for health? If not, why?

A. Undoubtedly raw vegan diet promises light weight and healthy bones. Interestingly, individuals’ consuming raw vegan diet has had a low bone mass. People who consumed raw vegan diet have a low body fat, lighter bones, higher levels of vitamin D and reduced levels of inflammatory makers. The underlying risk is that they are more prone to osteoporosis and osteopenia (severe bone loss).

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According to the Vegan Society, the number of people considering themselves vegan in the UK has grown from 150,000 a decade ago to over 542,000, and it looks set to develop further over the next few years.
In fact, a recent survey from the Vegan Society suggested that consumers will be demanding more meat or dairy free options from the menu when eating out, with half of those questioned said welcoming the rise in vegan foods available in cafes and restaurants.
I too abhor the "holier than thou" attitude of some vegans, which does give those of us who've made a choice to improve our own lives, the lives of many farmed animals, and the future of our planet, a bad name.
Even Vegans Die (ISBN: 978-1-59056-553-7) is published by Lantern Books.
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Vegan means it does not contain any animal product, by-product or derivative and has not been tested on animals," says Dominika Piasecka, from The Vegan Society.