Incoming Cardiology President Longtime Vegan

Dr. Kim Williams, a cardiologist and the next president of the American College of Cardiology, went vegan in 2003 and saw a dramatic health improvement. Although he had believed that he followed a healthy diet, consuming no red meat or fried foods, he learned that chicken contains even more cholesterol than pork!

In a blog post for MedPage Today, Dr. Williams explains:

I often discuss the benefits of adopting a plant-based diet with patients who have high cholesterol, diabetes, hypertension, or coronary artery disease. I encourage these patients to go to the grocery store and sample different plant-based versions of many of the basic foods they eat. For me, some of the items, such as chicken and egg substitutes, were actually better-tasting.

He goes on to imagine the American College of Cardiology putting itself out of business within a generation or two, and notes that improving our diets will help us get there.

Besides appreciably improving the health of people afflicted with or at risk of high cholesterol, diabetes, hypertension, or coronary artery disease, a vegan diet is better for the animals too. Learn how to leave suffering and ill-health off of your plate at

Image: Vegan falafel plate at Nuba in Vancouver.