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Bill Clinton Marks One Year Victory as Vegan

Frank Polich/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Bill Clinton has reached a milestone as a vegan.

The former president has been on a strictly vegan diet for over a year now.

Clinton underwent bypass surgery in 2004, and then had a follow-up procedure in 2010. His cardiologist then urged him to follow an animal-free diet.

Clinton reportedly gained 20 pounds while in office due to stressed eating habits.

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Bill Clinton Now a Vegan

William J. Clinton Foundation(NEW YORK) -- Former President Bill Clinton, who turned 58 on Friday, now calls himself a vegan.

He has dropped more than 20 pounds, telling CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta that he now consumes no meat, no dairy, no eggs, and almost no oil.

Clinton began changing his diet after having quadruple bypass surgery in 2004.

"I like the vegetables, the fruits, the beans, the stuff I eat now," Clinton told Gupta.

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Women's Health, A Major Concern At Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting

The Clinton Global Initiative, a non-partisan organization established by former president Bill Clinton and the William J. Clinton foundation, held its annual meeting in New York on Tuesday.  This year's gathering, conducted under extremely tight security, drew 1,300 participants from 90 countries, Clinton noted in his opening remarks. Those gathered included 67 heads of state, 600 captains of corporations and 500 leaders of non-governmental organizations.  In its six years of existence, CGI, has come to be viewed as the World Series of networking.  Speakers including Secretary of State Hilary Rodham Clinton and Richard C. Holbrooke, the State Department's special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, agreed that attention and action must be put to global women's issues such as sexual violence and health concerns.  Those in attendance were expected to make a commitment to action in making men and boys part of the solution for these issues, as well.  The need for male participation in global women's issues became apparent when Indian women told Mallika Dutt, executive director of the human rights organization Breakthrough that "unless men get involved, we're not going to get anywhere."

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