Ten members of Moynalty Drama Group will feature in tonight's episode of the RTÉ One television programme, ‘Doctors on Call’ at 8.30pm.
They have all dramatically reduced their cholesterol levels and improved their heart health, thanks to a vegan diet!
They made a drastic lifestyle change over a four week period when they took part in the programme and their successes will be documented in the second episode of the programme tonight.
According to Phil Donegan, one of the Moynalty actors who took part in the programme, all ten of the group reduced their weight during the challenge.
“We were put on a diet that didn’t include meat, dairy, fish, nuts or oils.
“We were allowed brown pasta and rice, wholemeal bread, fruit and vegetables, beans and pulses - any wholefoods,” he said.
“Eight of us lowered our cholesterol levels. One maintained the same level and another's went up, but everybody was well inside the healthy level at the end of the four weeks.”
‘Doctors on Call ’ is a new six part magazine health show.
Every week a team of doctors and professionals provide the ultimate guide to health and wellness.
Veteran broadcaster and former hospital doctor, Gavin Jennings anchors the programme, asking the questions that matter and exploring a whole new world of advanced medicine.