Category: Studies

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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