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Vegan Pamela Anderson Talks Hepatitis C Cure, Anti-Aging Beauty Secrets At 48

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Pamela Anderson credits a vegan diet for her slammin’ bikini body. (Photos: Vogue)

Pamela Anderson, who was diagnosed with Hepatitis C in 2002, may soon be cured of the viral liver disease, thanks to a new FDA-approved drug.

Anderson, who has been managing Hepatitis C with a vegan diet, said a new drug her doctors prescribed has given her hope, Examiner reported.

“I could be Hep C-free within the month,” said Pamela. “Sixteen years ago that was as a death sentence. I think it really worked on my self-esteem. Even though I may have looked confident on the outside, it really was a dark cloud that lingered over me.”

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Pamela has made the cover of Playboy a record 14 times. (Photo: Playboy)

Anderson, who has been a vegetarian since her teens, credited a vegan diet for helping her manage her disease.

“I have Hepatitis C and I feel great, which I think has a lot to do with my diet,” Pam said in 2010. “I feel better [following a vegan diet]. I always feel healthy.”

Anderson also credited a vegan diet for her sexy bikini body at 48. The busty 5-foot-7 Pamela weighs a sleek 115 pounds, thanks to her plant-based diet.

The anti-aging weight loss and health benefits of a vegan diet aren’t surprising to Dr. David Katz, director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center.

“A diet of minimally processed foods close to nature — predominantly plants — is decisively associated with health promotion and disease prevention,” said Katz, author of Disease-Proof.

Beyonce’s longtime fitness trainer, exercise physiologist Marcos Borges, agrees. The more greens you eat, the more weight you will lose, said Borges, author of The 22 Day Revolution.

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Pam chronicles her life in her new coffee table book, “Raw.” (Photo: Instagram)

Pamela said she’s lucky she hasn’t suffered any Hep C-induced liver damage over the years.

“I don’t have any liver damage and I don’t have any side effects,” said Anderson. “I’m living my life the way I want to but it could have eventually have caused me some problems and so it was a real blessing that I was able to get the medicine. I’m halfway there.”

Pamela recently wrote a coffee table book called Raw and is thrilled to share it with her fans. “I’m really excited,” said Anderson. “I feel good. I feel so blessed.”

Related: Jessica Alba’s bikini body secrets: Low-carb diet and CrossFit