Star athletes are increasingly adopting the vegan lifestyle

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By , Audacy Sports

Patriots star Cam Newton turned heads last year when he proudly revealed he had adopted a vegan diet, even appearing in a PETA commercial to tout his new, healthy lifestyle.

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After all, the hulking 6-foot-5, 245-pound quarterback has been described by no less than legendary football coach Jon Gruden as having the physique of a "power forward."

But Newton said he saw "remarkable" improvements in his overall well-be