Category Archive: Studies

Aug 08

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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Apr 18

Eating Less or No Meat Associated With Lower Risk of Diabetes

Low meat and non-meat eaters have a lower risk of diabetes, in part because of a lower BMI, according to a new study published by the journal Nutrition & Diabetes, and epublished by the National Institute of Health. For the study, researchers at the University of Oxford “examined the association between vegetarianism and risk of …

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Mar 12

Vegan Diet Provides “Long-Term Sustainable Solutions for the Health Care Challenges of the Newest Era”

A vegan diet provides a long-term sustainable solution to many of the world’s health care challenges, according to a new study published in the journal Orvosi Hetilap. The meta-study, which was published online by the U.S National Institute of Health, was conducted by researchers at the University of Pécs in Hungary. Its abstract begins by …

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Feb 20

Plant-Based Meal More Filling than Meat-Based Meal, According to Study

In a study that compared the satiability of beans and peas to veal and pork, it was found that the plant-based meal is more filling. “Recent nutrition recommendations advocate a reduction in protein from animal sources (pork, beef) because of environmental concerns”, begins the study’s abstract. “Instead, protein from vegetable sources (beans, peas) should be …

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Dec 12

Study: Like Humans, Pigs Can be Optimists or Pessimists

A new study published in the journal The Royal Society has found that pigs have unique personality traits that allow them to be optimists or pessimists. These results suggest that “judgement in non-human animals is similar to humans, incorporating aspects of stable personality traits and more transient mood states.” In humans, “mood and personality interact …

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Nov 27

Study: Plant-Based Diet Safe for Dogs, May Have Medical Benefits

A new study is one of the first to examine the health consequences of an entirely plant-based diet for canines. The DOGG Canine-Nutrition Company recently announced the results of their veterinarian-guided feeding trial. The study included 20 dogs placed on a “fresh, pure, whole, plant-based diet”. For all of these canines it was found that …

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