Category: Studies

Plant-Based Diets Can Play “Major Role” in Reversing Obesity and Chronic Disease Epidemics, Finds Study

Plant-predominant diets can play a major role in reversing the obesity and chronic disease epidemics. This is according to a new study published in the Oxford Academic Journal Nutrition Reviews. The study is titled Plant-predominant eating patterns – how effective are they for treating obesity and related cardiometabolic health outcomes? – a systematic review. According …

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Study: Men Report Better Physical and Mental Well-Being After Going Vegan

According to a new study published in the American Journal of Men’s Health, “vegan men report experiencing better physical and mental well-being upon going vegan”. The study, titled Vegan Men’s Food and Health Practices: A Recipe for a More Health-Conscious Masculinity?, was also epublished by the National Institute of Health. “In the age of the …

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Study: Plant-Based Diets May Improve Complications in Type 2 Diabetes and Obese Patients

According to a new study plant-based diets may improve complications in patients with type 2 diabetes and patients who are obese. The study, published in the journal Nutrition & Metabolism, was also e-published by the National Institute of Health. The study is titled: A plant-based meal reduces postprandial oxidative and dicarbonyl stress in men with …

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Study Finds Plant-Based Diet May Help Prevent Cardiovascular Disease

According to a new study published in the journal Cardiovascular Research, a plant-based diet may help prevent the risk of cardiovascular disease, which kills over 650,000 people annually in the U.S. alone. “This review aims at summarizing updated evidence on cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk associated with consumption of specific food items to substantiate dietary strategies …

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Study: Vegan Diet Significantly Reduces Menopause Symptoms

According to a new study published in the journal Menopause and epublished by the National Institute of Health, the combination of a low-fat, vegan diet and whole soybeans “was associated with reduced frequency and severity of hot flashes and improved quality of life in vasomotor, psychosocial, physical, and sexual domains in postmenopausal women.” The study …

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Study: Vegan Pet Good “At Least as Palatable” to Dogs and Cats, Doesn’t Compromise Welfare

Vegan pet foods “are generally at least as palatable to dogs and cats as conventional meat or raw meat diets”, and they “do not compromise their welfare”. This is according to a new study published in the peer-reviewed scientific journal PLoS One: It was also epublished by the National Institute of Health. “Consumer suspicion of …

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Study: Vegan Diet Provides for Normal Height and Weight Progression in Children, Can be Beneficial

According to a new study published in the journal Nutrition Research, and epublished online ahead of print by the National Institute of Health, “a well-planned vegan diet using supplementation is likely to provide the recommended amounts of critical nutrients to provide for normal progression of height and weight in children, and can be beneficial in …

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No Difference in Muscle Structure/Function or Cardiovascular Fitness Between Vegans and Omnivores, Says Study

Despite “marked differences in habitual nutrient intake”, healthy, young vegan and omnivorous men” did not differ regarding vascular and skeletal muscle structure and function, or cardiovascular fitness”. This is according to a new study published by the European Journal of Sport Science. The study is titled Skeletal muscle properties and vascular function do not differ …

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Study: Vegan Diet Improves Quality of Life and Sleep, Reduces Pain, in Fibromyalgia Patients

A new study published by the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health has found  “significant improvements in biochemical parameters, quality of life, quality of sleep, pain at rest and general health status” when fibromyalgia patients follow a plant-based diet. The study, titled Skeletal muscle properties and vascular function do not differ between healthy, …

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Study: Vegans are Happier than Meat-Eaters

According to a new large-scale study conducted by the organization Tracking Happiness, vegans – on average – are notably happier than those who eat meat on a regular basis. The study, which had 11,537 participants, found that: Vegans report higher happiness levels than meat-eaters (+7%). Happier people are more likely to turn 100% vegan in …

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Plant-Based Diets Drastically Reduce COVID-19 Severity, Finds Study

According to an important new study published by the journal BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health, plant-based diets “were associated with lower odds of moderate-to-severe COVID-19.” The study is titled Plant-based diets, pescatarian diets and COVID-19 severity: a population-based case–control study in six countries. “Several studies have hypothesised that dietary habits may play an important role in …

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Study Finds Plant-Based Diets Protect Against Chronic Disease Mortality

According to a new study published by the journal Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, plant-based diets may protect individuals from mortality due to chronic disease. Titled “Plant-based diets and risk of disease mortality: a systematic review and meta-analysis of cohort studies”, the study was epublished by the National Institute of Health. “We aimed …

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