Vegan stance on red meat risks
Issued: Tue 13 Mar 2012
Healthy vegan diets can avoid all the risks of eating 'meat'. That's the message which Vegan Society speakers have been sharing with journalists and audiences today.
A delicious, nutritious vegan diet will support Elite vegan runner, Fiona Oakes , when she tackles the Marathon des Sables  - the most gruelling foot race on the planet - this April.
Vegan runner, Kevin White talked today to BBC Radio Hereford and Worcester about how his healthy vegan diet supports his charity half-marathon running .
During her BBC WM radio interview, Vegan Society Head of Communications, Roz Raha, encouraged listeners to explore plant-based versions of all their favourite world cuisines .
They were responding to widespread reports of strong new links between 'meat eating' and early death .
The Vegan Society offers free support and advice to anyone wishing to explore tasty, varied, healthy vegan diets for themselves. You can sign up now: vegansociety.com/veganpledge/ for free mentoring.
 Fiona Oakes has been vegan for over two decades. She also cares for 400 animals at her Tower Hills Stables Sanctuary. See: bit.ly/VeganFionaMdS to support Fiona Oakes' charities.
 The Marathon des Sables takes place in Morocco between Thu 5 and Mon 16 April 2012. Runners will cover 154 miles over the Sahara in 6 race stages, carrying all their own gear and food. See: bit.ly/VeganFionaMdS to learn more about the race.
 Vegan runner and Society Contact, Kevin White was interviewed by Tony Fisher on BBC Hereford & Worcester today (at c. 9.15am - if you are in the UK, you can Listen Again: bbc.co.uk/programmes/p001d74p until Tue 20 Mar 2012).
 Vegan Society Head of Communications and Public Affairs, Roz Raha was also interviewed on the Adrian Goldberg programme on BBC WM radio today (at c. 10:45 am - if you are in the UK, you can Listen Again: bbc.co.uk/programmes/p008nxy3 until Tue 20 Mar 2012).
 The full text of the Pan et al. original research paper, "Red Meat Consumption and Mortality: Results From 2 Prospective Cohort Studies" is available here: http://archinte.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/full/archinternmed.2011.2287 (doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2011.2287).
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