Category: Studies

Study Finds Plant-Based Diets May Help to Combat Substance Use Disorders

Following a healthy plant-based diet may be useful in the treatment of substance use disorders, according to a new study published by the American College of Lifestyle Medicine Standard treatment for substance use disorders (SUDs) “rarely incorporates a dietary intervention”, states the study’s abstract. “The purpose of this research is to explore how nutrition might …

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Study: Climate Impact Labels Effective in Reducing Red Meat Consumption

A new study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association has found that climate impact labels – labels pointing out the environmental impact of certain foods – is effective in reducing the consumption of red meat. “There is increasing interest in strategies to encourage more environmentally sustainable food choices in US restaurants through …

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Clinical Trial: No Difference in Cardiovascular Disease Risk Between Plant-Based and Low-Fat Omnivorous Soul Food Diets

A new randomized clinical trial examining weight loss and cardiovascular disease risk factors among African American adults found that “there were no differences between the groups, and the magnitude of changes overall was small.” As noted by the study, “more African American individuals die from cardiovascular disease (CVD) than any other chronic disease condition.” Despite …

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A Plant-Based, High-Protein Diet Resulted in Positive Changes During Chemotherapy, Finds New Study

 A plant-based, high-protein diet during chemotherapy “resulted in positive changes in fatigue, BMI and body composition” in a new study published by the journal Nutrition and Cancer. Breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy (CT) experience fatigue and other side-effects, notes the study’s abstract. “Studies exploring interventions with a plant-based, high-protein diet on fatigue and body composition …

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Study: Vegan Protein Sources Associated with Better Health Outcomes Than Animal-Based Protein

The consumption of vegetable protein sources “is associated with better health outcomes overall (namely, on the cardiovascular system) than animal-based product use”, according to a new study published by the journal Nutrients. The study, which was also epublished on the National Institute of Health’s website, was conducted by researchers at the University of Padova in …

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Top 10 Vegan and Plant-Based Studies of 2022

2022 has been a great year for vegan science, but some studies stand out among the rest. With it being such a great year for vegan and plant-based science, it was a challenge to narrow it down to the top 10 most important and impactful studies of 2022. However, that’s exactly what we’ve done, in …

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Study: Plant-Predominant Diet Associated With Lower Type 2 Diabetes Risk in Postmenopausal Women

Greater adherence to a plant-based diet was associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes in postmenopausal women in a recent study published in the journal Diabetes Care. A plant-based dietary pattern, “the Portfolio Diet”, has been shown to lower LDL cholesterol and other cardiovascular disease risk factors, according to the abstract of the …

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Study: Plant-Based Diet Reduces Metabolic Acidosis

According to a new study published by the Journal of Nutritional Science, “dietary shifts toward plant-based nutrition effectively reduces dietary-induced, low-grade metabolic acidosis.” “Contemporary diets in Western countries are largely acid-inducing and deficient in potassium alkali salts, resulting in low-grade metabolic acidosis”, states the study. “The chronic consumption of acidogenic diets abundant in animal-based foods …

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