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Susan M. Levin

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– Born on July 21, 1971, in Montgomery, Alabama
– Became a vegan at 24
– Holds a Bachelors degree in Journalism and Mass Communications
– Earned a Master of Science in Nutrition in 2003
– Received a specialist certification in sports dietetics

Advocacy and Research:
– Director of Nutrition Education for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
– Conducted research on the connection between plant-based diets and reduced risk of chronic diseases
– Criticized media for promoting animal source foods rich in saturated fat
– Promoted a high-fiber diet of fruits, legumes, vegetables, grains, nuts, and seeds
– Argued against the use of many dietary supplements

Views on Diet and Nutrition:
– Advocated for a plant-based diet as a healthier option
– Advised parents to remove dairy products and processed sugar from children’s diets
– Stated that a plant-based diet can meet calcium, potassium, and Vitamin D requirements
– Emphasized the importance of Vitamin B12 for vegans
– Disputed by other dietitians on the difficulty of meeting calcium requirements on a plant-based diet

– “Vegetarian Diets and Glycemic Control in Diabetes: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis” with Neal D. Barnard, Mitsuhiro Watanabe, and Yoko Yokoyama
– “Position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Vegetarian Diets” with Winston Craig and Vesanto Melina
– “Association Between Plant-Based Diets and Plasma Lipids: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis” with Neal D. Barnard and Yoko Yokoyama

– Featured in the 2017 documentary “What the Health”
– Speaker at the 2021 Istanbul Vegfest
– Passed away on July 29, 2022, in Washington, D.C.
– Two funds created in her honor by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

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Susan M. Levin (Wikipedia)

Susan Marie Levin (July 21, 1971 – July 29, 2022) was an American registered dietitian, advocate of plant-based nutrition and veganism activist. She was one of the authors of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics position on vegetarian diets in 2016.

Susan M. Levin
Born(1971-07-21)July 21, 1971
DiedJuly 29, 2022(2022-07-29) (aged 51)
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