Is Veganism Healthy or Harmful?



This video defines veganism and explores the benefits and pitfalls of following a vegan diet. This video explores the effectiveness of vegan diet and the related health results. We also interview a vegan, Aïda Retta, of the Vegans of UBC club in order to get their first-hand experience of following the vegan diet and to dispel any myths associated with veganism.

This video was created by McMaster University Demystifying Medicine students Najih Shabir, Viraj Sharma, Gabrielle Retta, and Abanoob Tawadrous.

Copyright McMaster University 2019.

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