Vegan and plant-based diets are big news right now. Everyone seems to be eating less meat and more veg, part of the time at least, thanks to meat free Monday and other projects and hashtags. Several athletes, including the ultra-marathon runner Scott Jurek, have attributed their outstanding performances to their vegan diet. But just because a vegan diet works well for some athletes does that mean we would all be better off going vegan? What evidence is there that a fully plant-based diet improves athletic performance?
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