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Is Avoiding Meat Healthy?Dobersek, UrskaAccording to the World Health Organization, mental illness is the leading cause of disability worldwide with over 500 million individuals suffering from depression or anxiety. Given that dietary intake is considered a major contributor to mental health, veganism and vegetarianism have become more prevalent as individuals seek to treat their mental disorders. Nevertheless, there is strong scientific evidence that restrictive dieting and omitting food groups impairs physical and mental health. Thus, the purpose of this talk is to present evidence showing that meat-avoidance is not an effective strategy to benefit physical or psychological health.