Category Archive: Studies

Jan 18

Report: Beyond Meat The Fastest Growing Vegan Meat Company

According to a new report conducted by the market research firm IRI, Beyond Meat was the fastest growing vegan meat-substitute label during a recent 52-week period. According to the report, Beyond Meat’s retail sales grew by 135% in a 52-week period ending on October 31st. With this growth they now have a 10% market share, …

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Jan 10

Study: A Whole-Food Plant-Based Diet May Reduce Cardiovascular Diseases Risk

According to a new study published in the journal Nutrients, those who follow a “whole-food plant-based” diet may have a reduced risk of cardiovascular diseases. Cardiovascular diseases, according to the World Health Organization, “are a group of disorders of the heart and blood vessels” that include coronary heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, peripheral arterial disease, rheumatic …

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Dec 05

Study: Veganism May Help Young Women Who Are Socially Disengaged or At Risk of Eating Disorders

Engaging in a vegan lifestyle may have “clinical significance for working with young women who are socially disengaged or who are at risk of disordered eating”, according to a study published this month by the journal Appetite, and epublished by the National Institute of Health. “One’s relationship to food is an important factor that can …

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Dec 04

Study: Vegan School Lunches Have Three Times More Fiber than Meat-Based Meals

According to a new study published in The Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, vegan school lunches contain triple the fiber found in standard entrées which contain meat.  According to the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, fiber is “an important nutrient that not only aids heart health, but also boosts digestion, weight loss, and cancer prevention.” For …

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Dec 01

Study: Restricting Animal Products, Increasing Plant-Based Foods, “Facilitates Type 2 Diabetes Prevention”

Restricting animal products while increasing healthy plant-based foods intake facilitates the prevention of type 2 diabetes, according to a new study published by the journal Clinical Nutrition ESPEN, and epublished by the U.S. National Institute of Health.  “Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is a frequent disorder largely preventable”, states the study’s abstract. “The aim of this …

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Sep 01

Study: Eating More Plant-Based Foods May Lower Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke and Other Cardiovascular Diseases

A diet consisting of mostly plant-based foods and fewer animal-based foods may be linked to better heart health and a lower risk of dying from a heart attack, stroke or other cardiovascular disease according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association. “[O]ur study does suggest that eating a larger …

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Jul 07

Study Finds Mycoprotein (Used in Quorn Products) is Better for Building Muscle than Milk Protein

According to a new study mycoprotein (which is entirely vegan) is considerably more effective at building muscle than milk protein. The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Exeter found that although ‘those who ingested milk protein increased their muscle building rates by up to 60%”, those who had mycoprotein “increased their muscle growth …

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Jul 04

Report: If Everyone Went Vegan, Greenhouse Gas Emissions Would be Cut by 70%, Heart and Circulatory Disease by 85%

According to a new report emissions of carbon dioxide across the globe would be reduced by 70% if everyone became vegan, and heart and circular disease would become drastically less common. According to the Veganism Impact Report, a vegan world would produce 9.6 billion tons less greenhouse gas emissions than is currently the case. The …

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Jun 12

Study: Vegan Diet May be Helpful for Women in Menopausal Transition

 Eating a vegan, plant-based diet “may be helpful for women in menopausal transition”, according to a study published in the journal Maturitas and published online by the U.S. National Institute of Health “Lifestyle modifications that may reduce menopausal symptoms have generated much interest”, begins the study’s abstract. “The vegetarian diet has been associated with a …

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May 10

Study: Vegan Diet Associated With Lower Blood Pressure in Those With Proteinuria

A vegan diet free of all animal products is associated with lower blood pressure in those with proteinuria, according to a study published by the National Institute of Health. “Previous studies have reported that a vegetarian diet may lower blood pressure (BP), but the effect of diet on BP in asymptomatic participants with proteinuria is …

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Apr 26

Study: Vegetarian Diet Associated With Decreased Risk of Symptomatic Gallstone Disease in Women

A vegetarian diet may protect against symptomatic gallstone disease in women, according to a study published recently by the journal Nutrients, and published online by the U.S. National Institute of Health. “Vegetarian diets may lower symptomatic gallstone disease via cholesterol lowering”, begins the study’s abstract. “This study aimed to examine the risk of symptomatic gallstone …

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Apr 18

McDonald’s Introduces Vegan Nuggets

McDonald’s has introduced a new vegan option at its Norway locations, with plans to expand to other countries if the test-run is successful. According to McDonald’s, the vegan nuggets, rather than an attempt to imitate their chicken nuggets, are vegetable nuggets made from potatoes, carrots, chickpeas, corn, cauliflower and onion. They are coated in a …

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