Category Archive: Studies

Jan 21

New Study Indicates Plant Based Diet More Effective at Reducing Cardiovascular Risks than American Heart Association Diet

A recent study from the Cleveland Clinic published in the Journal of Pediatrics stated that a vegan, plant based diet was more effective in reducing factors such as weight, blood pressure and cholesterol levels than the diet recommended by the American Heart Association. All of these factors are related to cardiovascular risks and can help …

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Jan 20

Study: Milk Intake Associated with Increased Mortality and Bone Fractures

A 2014 study of over 100,000 people published in the British Medical Journal – unsurprisingly ignored by much of the mainstream media – found that high milk intake is associated with increased morality rates, as well as increased bone fracture rates. The objective of the study, according to its abstract, was to “examine whether high …

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Jan 20

Study Finds Vegan Diets Most Effective for Weight Loss

While it is generally agreed that vegetarian diets can help most individuals lose weight, there is a great amount of discussion about which diet is the most effective at promoting weight loss. A recent study published in Nutrition found that between four different vegetarian diets, and using an omnivorous diet as a control, that a …

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Jan 18

Crossover Study Finds Veganism Can Mitigate Migraine Effects

Migraine headaches are typically treated with pharmaceutical solutions, which, while sometimes effective, can often have unwanted side effects. While the impact of diet on migraines has received little scientific attention, it has been established that certain foods, such as coffee, alcohol and citrus can act as triggers that induce these headaches. With this in mind, …

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Jan 18

Decade-Long Study Finds Vegan Diet Drastically Lowers Prostate Cancer Risk

A new decade-long study with over 26,000 participants has found that those following a plant-based vegan diet have a significantly lower risk of prostate cancer. The study, which appears in this month’s issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (unfortunately an online version of the study is not yet available, though we’ll update this …

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Jan 15

Study Finds that Even 7 Days on a Low-Fat Vegan Diet Can Have Significant Health Benefits

It is thoroughly documented that the rich Western diet, which is heavy on animal source foods, fat-laden foods and sugary processed foods, is a major contributor to issues such as type 2 diabetes, autoimmune disorders and other diseases that can cause disability and death. It has been a subject of major debate, however, to determine …

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Jan 14

Vegetarian Menus Surge 66%

Most of us, during our first years, hated vegetables. It’s not very often you hear of a child who likes to eat his or her vegetables. Unfortunately, that never stopped Mom and Dad from insisting. “Eat your veggies,” they’d say, “they’re good for you.” It turns out they were right, and an increasing number of …

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Jan 03

Vegetarian Diet Associated with Improved Glycemic Control in those with Type 2 Diabetes

A study published in the journal Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy, and published online by the U.S. National Institute of Health, has found that a vegetarian diet is associated with improved glycemic control in those with type 2 diabetes. For the study, researchers performed a “systematic review and meta-analysis of controlled clinical trials examining the association …

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Dec 18

Vegetarians Have Lower Risk of Cancer than Meat-Eaters, Finds Study

A study of over 60,000 people published online by the National Institute of Health, and published in-print by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, has found that the percentage of vegetarians with cancer is drastically lower than the percentage of meat-eaters with cancer, indicating that a vegetarian diet can protect against the disease. According the …

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Dec 17

Study Finds Animals Are Capable of Self-Awareness

Animals other than humans are capable of self-awareness, a new study conducted by researchers at the University of Warwick has found. The study, published in the journal Current Zoology, found that animals such as rats and mice are capable of mentally simulating environments, which requires at least a primitive sense of self. The finding suggests …

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Dec 15

Study Finds Vegan Diet Can Protect Against Prostate Cancer

A new study published last month by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, and e-published ahead of print by the National Institute of Health, has found that adhering to a vegan diet can decrease a person’s risk of prostate cancer. “According to the American Cancer Society, prostate cancer accounts for ∼27% of all incident cancer …

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Dec 15

Vegetarian Diet Decreases Mortality Rates, Finds Study

Those who follow a vegetarian or vegan diet have a decreased risk of dying from causes such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and kidney failure, according to a large analysis published by the U.S. National Institute of Health and funded by the National Cancer Institute. For the analysis, a research team at Loma Linda University explored …

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