Venus Williams Becomes Raw Vegan After Autoimmune Disease Diagnosis

Venus and Serena Williams Wimbledon

Tennis star Venus Williams, who recently won the 2012 Wimbledon women’s doubles title with her sister Serena, has been following a raw vegan diet since being diagnosed with Sjogren’s syndrome last fall.

Sjogren’s syndrome is an autoimmune disease that causes fatigue and joint pain and affects some 4 million Americans.

Venus, 32, dramatically overhauled her diet to deal with the chronic fatigue caused by her condition.

Changing my diet has made a big difference,” Williams told CBS News on July 9, 2012.


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