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1501
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Topic

Veganism is not the optimal diet for humans.

Status
Finished

All stages have been completed. The voting points distribution and the result are presented below.

Voting points
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6

With 10 votes and 1 point ahead, the winner is ...

LePelch
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Health
Time for argument
Two days
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Voting period
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Resolution:
Veganism is not the optimal diet for humans.

Rules:
(1) Debater must have typing experience and internet access.
(2) Place your arguments and sources inside the debate
(3) Structure the debate in a readable, Coherent fashion.
(4) No Semantics, trolling, or lawyering.

Rounds:
(1) Main Argument
(2) Rebuttal to opponent's main argument only. No new arguments.
(3) Evaluation of main arguments and rebuttals + voting issues (one paragraph). No new arguments.

Definitions:
Veganism - A diet that abstains from meat and all other animal products
Optimal Diet - The diet which provides the best level of health
Humans - Human beings in general

Burden of Proof:
Shared burden of proof. I have to prove that veganism isn't the optimal diet for humans and the contender has to prove that veganism is the optimal diet for humans.

By accepting this debate you accept the Rules, Rounds, Definitions, And BOP.

Round 1
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The Academy of Dietetics and Nutrition (the largest body of certified nutritionists/dietitians/practitioners), have released a research study demonstrating that eating a plant based diet is perfectly adequate for all stages of life, and that "Vegetarians and vegans are at reduced risk of certain health conditions, including ischemic heart disease, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, certain types of cancer, and obesity."

I am defining the optimal human diet to be a diet that puts one at a reduced risk of developing diseases and certain cancers, i.e., a diet which increases your chances of good health. 

Therefore, if eating plant based reduces risk of developing diseases and certain cancers, then it follows that eating plant based is the optimal diet for humans. 


Round 2
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Round 3
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