Plant-Based Diets Improve Obesity-Related Inflammation

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BREAKING MEDICAL NEWS July 21, 2016

Plant-Based Diets Improve Obesity-Related Inflammation

July 21, 2016

A plant-based diet improves biomarkers for obesity-related inflammation, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis published online in Obesity Reviews. Researchers analyzed 29 studies that tracked inflammatory biomarkers linked to heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and cancer for 2,689 participants. Those who consumed plant-based diets improved their blood level concentrations for several inflammatory biomarkers, compared with those who did not eat plant-based diets.

Eichelmann F, Schwingshackl L, Fedirko V, Aleksandrova K. Effect of plant-based diets on obesity-related inflammatory profiles: a systematic review and meta-analysis of intervention trials. Obes Rev. Published online July 13, 2016.

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