Category: Studies

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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Study: Vegan Diet Not Detrimental to Endurance and Muscle Strength, May Help Improve It

A vegan diet not only “does not seem to be detrimental to endurance and muscle strength in healthy young lean women”, but “submaximal endurance might be better in vegans compared with omnivores.” This is according to a new study published by the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, and epublished by the U.S. National Institute of …

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Poll Finds 52% of Vegans Refuse to Date a Meat-Eater

According to new data released by Veggly, which is the world’s leading data app for those who are vegetarian or vegan, over half of vegans refuse to date someone who eats meat. Although some may not be surprised by this, it’s nonetheless interesting to have some actual numbers in regards to what percentage of vegans …

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Study: Vegans Tend to be Thinner, Have Reduced Risk of Heart Disease

According to a new study vegans “tend to be thinner, have lower serum cholesterol, and lower blood pressure, reducing their risk of heart disease.” The study, titled simply “Health effects of vegan diets”, was published in the most recent issue of The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. “Recently, vegetarian diets have experienced an increase in …

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Study Finds Vegan Gut Profile Has “Greater Abundance of Protective Species”

According to a new study published in the journal Nutrients, and e-published by the National Institute of Health, the “vegan gut profile appears to be unique in several characteristics, including a reduced abundance of pathobionts and a greater abundance of protective species.” The study also found that “Reduced levels of inflammation may be the key …

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