Study: Plant-Based Diet May Moderate Relationship Between Adverse Childhood Experiences and Early Mortality

According to a study published recently by the Journal of Psychosomatic Research, a plant-based diet may moderate the relationship between Adverse Childhood Experiences and early mortality.

The study is titled Plant-based dietary intake moderates adverse childhood experiences association with early mortality in an older Adventist cohort. The abstract of the study begins by noting that “Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) consistently predict poor mental and physical health as well as early all-cause mortality.” Although “much work examines health harming behaviors that may be used to cope with ACEs associated stress responses and dysregulation”, researchers state that “limited research has been conducted assessing plant-based dietary intake on the ACEs and mortality relationship.”

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Nestlé Announces Nationwide Launch of Vegan KitKat Bars in the U.S.

Nestlé has announced a nationwide rollout of a plant-based KitKat.

A vegan KitKat bar called KitKat V is available in 15 countries, but up until this point it has not been available in the United States. However, that’s about to change as Nestlé has announced that in the coming weeks vegan KitKat bars can be found in stores across the country, according to The EconoTimes.

Developed by chocolate experts at Nestlé’s confectionery research and development center over the course of two years, the vegan KitKat uses rice milk as a replacement for animal-based milk.
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