Category Archive: Studies

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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Aug 10

Study: Vegetarians Have Significantly Reduced Risk of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

A study published this week by the U.S. National Institute of Health, and published in print by the journal Neurogastroenterology & Motility, has found that a vegetarian diet is associated with a significantly reduced risk of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), compared to diets where meat is consumed on a regular basis. “Although several dietary factors …

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May 20

Study: Fruit Intake in Adolescents and Young Adults Reduces Breast Cancer Risk

A new study conducted at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and published in the British Medical Journal, has found that consuming high levels of fruit as a teenager – and oranges and kale as a young adult – can significantly reduce the risk of breast cancer. For the study, researchers took data from …

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Apr 23

10 Recent Studies that Will Make Non-Vegans Consider Converting

There have been a plethora of vegetarian and vegan studies released in recent months, showing the vast and diverse benefits of following a plant-based diet. Below is a list of the most eye-opening and potentially mind-changing of these studies, in no particular order.   Study: Veganism Could Save Millions of Lives Annually, Prevent Trillions of …

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Mar 22

Study: Veganism Could Save Millions of Lives Annually, Prevent Trillions of Dollars in Environmental Damage

If the world were to follow a plant-based diet and avoided the consumption of meat and other animal-based products such as milk and eggs, there would be over 8 million fewer annual deaths by 2050, according to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. In addition, trillions of dollars …

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Mar 14

Study: Cows Recognize Faces on Photos

A study published in the journal Animal Cognition, and published online by the U.S. National Institute of Health, has found that cows are able to effectively recognize familiar faces when viewing photographs, an indication that they’re much more intelligent than most people give them credit for. “Here, we present two experiments aimed at testing the …

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Mar 10

Canada to Stop Testing Pesticides on Beagles

Animal rights activists have major cause for celebration this week. Health Canada just recently announced its commitment to end testing pesticides on dogs in the near future. PETA has estimated that the cessation of these cruel experiments will save hundreds of dogs every year. The test, up until now, had been mandatory for manufacturers in …

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Jan 27

Study: Diet High in Fruit Reduces Erectile Dysfunction

A 10-year study with over 25,000 participants published in the most recent issue of The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has found that a diet high in flavinoid-rich foods, such as fruit, can reduce the risk of erectile dysfunction. For the study, researchers “conducted a prospective study among 25,096 men from the Health Professionals Follow-Up …

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Jan 24

Study: Vegan Diet Can Reduce Anxiety and Stress

By Nicolette Treat It’s been speculated for quite some time that what we eat can affect how we think and act. Recently a group of scientists got together to research this idea to determine if there is any validity to it. The group conducted a study – published by the U.S National Institute of Health …

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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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