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Vegan Diets Benefit Heart Health

A vegan diet demonstrates the ability to prevent and treat heart failure, according to a case study and short literature review in the Journal of Geriatric Cardiology.

Component in Animal Products Linked to Heart Disease

Choline, a nutrient found in meat and fish, may increase the risk for heart disease, according to a study published in Circulation.

Plant-Based Diet Best for Heart Disease and Obesity

A whole-food, plant-based diet is best for reducing weight and cholesterol, according to a study published this week in Nutrition & Diabetes.

Nurses Experience Benefits of Plant-Based Diets

A new publication in the American Journal of Nursing shows the benefits of plant-based diets for nurses and their patients.

American Diabetes Association Promotes Plant-Based Diets

In its 2017 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes, the American Diabetes Association maintains that a plant-based eating pattern is an effective option for type 2 diabetes management and encourages clinicians to always include education on lifestyle management.

Beans Satisfy Hunger More Than Meat

Beans, peas, and other legumes increase satiety more than animal-based protein sources, according to research published online in Food & Nutrition Research.

Rise in Methane Levels Due to Agriculture

Levels of methane gas in the atmosphere are on the rise, according to data published online in Environmental Research Letters.

Plant-Based Diets Prevent Heart Disease and Type 2 Diabetes

Plant-based diets decrease risks for heart disease and type 2 diabetes and aid weight management, according to a review published in Nutrition Bulletin.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Publishes Stance on Vegan and Vegetarian Diets

Vegetarian and vegan diets are healthful, may prevent and treat chronic diseases, and are better for the environment, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the world’s largest organization of nutrition professionals.

Plant-Based Diet Aids Aerobic Exercise

Physical fitness among patients with type 2 diabetes improves with a plant-based diet, according to a study published in Nutrients.

Dairy and Other Animal Fat Increases Risk for Heart Disease

Replacing animal fats with plant-based foods decreases your risk for heart disease, according to a study published online in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Plant-Based Diets Best for Type 2 Diabetes

A plant-based diet is best for those with type 2 diabetes, according to a review published online in the Canadian Journal of Diabetes.

Plant-Based Diets Improve Obesity-Related Inflammation

A plant-based diet improves biomarkers for obesity-related inflammation, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis published online in Obesity Reviews.

Vegan Diets Do Least Environmental Damage

A vegan diet leaves the smallest environmental footprint, according to an article published in the Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition.

Weight Loss Slowed Metabolism in “Biggest Loser” Contestants

Significant weight loss slows the body’s metabolism, creating an obstacle for weight management, according to a study published online in Obesity.

Vegetarian Diets Best for the Environment and Human Health

Vegetarian and vegan diets are best for the environment and human health, according to research published online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.

Vegetarian and Vegan Diets Reduce Risk of Heart Disease and Cancer

Vegetarian and vegan diets improve health and protect against early death from disease, according to a meta-analysis published online in Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition.

Nutrition Counseling Reduces Risk Factors for Heart Disease

Nutrition counseling by a physician improves heart health, according to a study published in Advances in Nutrition.

Plant Protein Better for Glycemic Control

Replacing meat with plant protein improves glycemic control in people with diabetes, according to a meta-analysis published in Nutrients.

Vegan Diets Protect Against Prostate Cancer

A vegetarian diet lowers your risk for prostate cancer, according to a study published online this month in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Vegan Diets Lead to Healthier Intestinal Bacteria

People who eat vegan diets have the healthiest intestinal bacteria, according to a new study published in the journal Gut.

Plant-Based Diets Best for Breast Cancer Survival

A plant-based diet may prove best following the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer, according to a review published in The Permanente Journal. Researchers investigated long-term lifestyle choices and their impact on health risk factors such as heart disease, bone health, and obesity that influence overall survival.

Meat-Free Diets Best for Weight Loss

A vegetarian or vegan diet is best for weight loss, according to a study published in Eating Behaviors. Researchers assigned participants to one of five diets, vegan, vegetarian, pesco-vegetarian, semi-vegetarian, or omnivorous, for six months as part of the New DIETs study.

Vegetarian Diets Aid Weight Management

A vegetarian dietary pattern may be the most effective for weight loss, according to a meta-analysis published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. Researchers at Harvard, in conjunction with researchers in Taiwan, reviewed 12 randomized controlled trials, with and without calorie restrictions, encompassing 1,151 participants assigned to various vegetarian and nonvegetarian weight-loss diets.

Vegan Diet May Help Diabetic Neuropathy

A low-fat vegan diet may reduce pain associated with diabetic neuropathy, according to a new study published ahead of print on May 25, 2015, in Nutrition & Diabetes.

Nutrition Education Needed for Type 2 Diabetes Treatment

Despite knowledge that a plant-based diet can be used in the prevention and treatment of diabetes, research published in the Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism finds a large discrepancy in what is being put into practice. Researchers tracked 98 patients with type 2 diabetes and staff of the Diabetes Education Centre (DEC) in York Region, Ontario, Canada.

Elevated Blood Pressure Linked to Increased Protein Intake

High protein consumption may increase blood pressure, according to a new study published in The Journal of the American College of Nutrition. Researchers evaluated the diets of 121 patients with type 2 diabetes

Plant-based Dietary Intervention in the Corporate Setting Improves Productivity

Research published in the March/April issue of the American Journal of Health Promotion finds that a low-fat, plant-based dietary intervention in the corporate setting improves productivity and alleviates symptoms of anxiety and depression.

Plant-Based Diet Reverses Angina

A low-fat, plant-based diet holds potential relief for angina sufferers, according to a new article published in Case Reports in Cardiology. The case study, led by Robert J. Ostfeld, M.D., of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine followed a 60-year-old man with angina. Four months after he adopted a plant-based diet rich in fruits, vegetables, legumes, and whole grains, he lowered his blood pressure, lost weight, and improved his symptoms.

Plant-Based Diets Lower Risk of Heart Disease in Obese Children

Vegan diets reduce the risk of heart disease in obese children, according to a study published online in the Journal of Pediatrics. Researchers led by Michael Macknin, M.D., of the Cleveland Clinic compared a plant-based diet with an American Heart Association diet in 28 overweight children along with one parent of each child. Those who followed the plant-based diet excluded added fat and animal products and focused on fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.

Large Review Shows Weight Loss with Vegetarian Diets

Adopting a vegetarian diet leads to weight loss, without calorie counting or exercise, according to a new meta-analysis published by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Plant-Based Diet Improves Inflammation

A plant-based diet may reduce inflammation, according to a study published online in Nutrition Research. Researchers examined the nutrient intake for 63 overweight or obese participants following vegan, vegetarian, pesco-vegetarian, or omnivorous diet.

Vegans Have Less Stress and Anxiety

A vegan diet may lower your stress and anxiety levels, according to a study published online in Nutritional Neuroscience.

New Mega-Study Shows Plant-Based Diets Are Effective as Diabetes Treatment

People with diabetes looking for a more powerful treatment should consider a plant-based diet, according to a team of American and Japanese researchers.

Plant-Based Diet Reduces Migraine Pain

A plant-based diet reduces migraine pain, according to a new study in the Journal of Headache and Pain.

A Vegan Diet Proves Most Effective for Weight Loss

A vegan diet leads to the most weight loss, compared with other dietary patterns, according to a new study in the journal Nutrition.

Plant-Based Foods Decrease Risk of Prostate Cancer

Tomato products and other plant-based foods reduce the risk of prostate cancer, according to a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.

Plant-Based Foods Increase Breast Cancer Survival

A new report on breast cancer survival favors plant-based eating, as presented by the World Cancer Research Fund International's Continuous Update Project.

Vegan Diet May Reduce Diabetic Nerve Pain

A low-fat vegan diet may reduce pain associated with diabetic neuropathy, according to a presentation this week at the American Association of Diabetes Educators Annual Meeting

Kidney Patients: If You're Eating "Southern" Food, Make It Vegan

fatty foods and sugary drinks can greatly increase kidney patients' mortality risk

Plant-Based Diet Reverses Heart Disease

Heart disease can be dramatically improved by a plant-based diet

Vegetarians and Vegans Have Lower Risk of Heart Disease

Vegetarians and Vegans Have Lower Risk of Heart Disease

Cholesterol Levels Lower in Vegans

Those who consume vegan diets have better cholesterol levels than people who eat meat, fish, dairy, and/or egg products, according to a study published this month in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Diet Linked to Bacteria that Causes Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Animal-based diets may contribute to the development of inflammatory bowel disease, according to a Harvard study published this week in Nature.

Vegan Diets Abundant in Nutrients

A letter in Kaiser Permanente's journal points out the robust nutrition provided by plant-based diets.

Vegan Diets Improve Thyroid Function

Vegan diets protect against hypothyroidism, according to a new study published in the journal Nutrients.

Plant-Based Diets Better for Weight Loss

A plant-based diet leads to more weight loss, according to findings presented at the Obesity Society's annual conference.

Vegan Diets Associated with Lower Weights

People who follow vegan diets weigh less and consume more protective nutrients such as beta carotene and fiber, according to a study published in next month's issue of the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Fatty Diets Linked to Cancer and Early Death

Diets high in saturated fats and sugar may increase your risk of death from gastrointestinal cancers, including stomach and esophageal, according to a presentation at the American Institute for Cancer Research Annual Research Conference.

Plant-Based Diet Can Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

A plant-based diet can reduce the risk of breast cancer, according to a new study published online in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Low-Fat, Plant-Based Diet May Slow Aging

Telomeres, DNA-protein complexes found on the ends of chromosomes, were shown to elongate among men who adopted a low-fat, plant-based diet, according to research led by Dean Ornish, M.D., and published in The Lancet Oncology.

Western Diet Unsustainable for Planet

The more animal products people consume, the less likely we are to feed future generations, according to a new study from the University of Minnesota's Institute on the Environment.

Researchers Discover New Way Meat Causes Heart Disease

People who eat meat produce more artery-clogging intestinal byproducts than people who follow vegan and vegetarian diets, according to a new study from the Cleveland Clinic.

Vegetarian and Vegan Diets Protect Against Cancers

Vegetarian and vegan diets protect against cancer, compared with nonvegetarian diets, according to a new study published by the American Association for Cancer Research.

Low-Fat Diet Better for Type 1 Diabetes Control

Researchers at Harvard Medical School's Joslin Diabetes Center found that patients with type 1 diabetes have higher blood sugar levels after high-fat meals and need more insulin as a result.

Vegan Diets Have Lower Cancer Risk

Vegan diets are linked to a lower overall cancer rate, according to a new study published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention.

Vegetarians Live Longer

Vegetarian diets can extend life expectancy, according to early findings from the Adventist Health Study-2.

Glycemic Index of Foods Influences Weight Loss

Decreasing the intake of high-glycemic foods can help reduce body weight, according to a new article in the Journal of Nutrition.

Increased Animal Products in Diet Leads to Increased Cataract Risk

Eating animal products increases the risk of cataracts, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Release of New Dietary Guidelines for Americans

The new Dietary Guidelines for Americans devote more attention to vegetarian and vegan diets than any previous version of the Guidelines.

Women on Vegan Diets Have More Long-Chain Omega-3s, Compared with Fish-Eaters

Women following vegan diets have significantly more omega-3 "good fats" in their blood, compared with fish-eaters, meat-eaters, and ovo-lacto vegetarians, according to a new report from the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) Study.

Low-Carb, High-Animal-Protein Diet Linked to Higher Risk of Mortality

A low-carbohydrate diet based on animal food sources increases mortality risk, according to a new study funded by the National Institutes of Health.

Current Heart Disease Therapy Does Not Target Cause: The Western Diet

Renowned Cleveland Clinic researcher Caldwell Esselstyn, M.D., highlights the need to change standard approaches to heart disease in an article to be published next week in the American Journal of Cardiology.

Improving Diabetes with a Low-Fat Vegan Diet

A new report from PCRM researchers, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, shows that a low-fat vegan diet helps people with diabetes lose weight and improve their blood sugars and cholesterol.

A Life of Veganism Has No Adverse Effects on Bones

A lifelong vegan diet has no adverse effects on bone mineral density compared to an omnivorous diet, concluded researchers who matched 105 postmenopausal Buddhist nuns who followed a vegan diet to 105 omnivorous women.

Vegan Diet Improves Diet Quality, Cardiovascular Disease Risk, and Symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes

A low-fat vegan diet is associated with better diet quality, weight management, and blood glucose control compared to the American Diabetes Association (ADA) dietary recommendations for diabetes, according to a study by PCRM researchers published in the October 2008 Journal of the American Dietetic Association.

Plant-Based Diet Helps Reduce Premature Aging and Disease Risk

In a study released today by The Lancet Oncology, Dean Ornish, M.D., and colleagues found that comprehensive lifestyle changes, including a low-fat vegan diet, increase the body's ability to fight premature aging, cancer, heart disease, and other chronic diseases.

A Vegan Diet for Diabetes Control

A study in the August issue of Diabetes Care, published by the American Diabetes Association, shows that a low-fat, vegan diet is highly effective for blood sugar control in people with type 2 diabetes.

Vegan Diet Causes Weight Loss, Without Exercise, Calorie-Counting, or Portion Limits

A low-fat vegan diet causes significant weight loss, even without exercise, calorie-counting, or portion limits, according to a study conducted by PCRM researchers and published in the September 2005 American Journal of Medicine.

Vegan Diet Proves Its Acceptability

A new study shows that a major diet overhaul is easier than most people might have imagined.

Upcoming Clinical Trial of Low-Fat, Vegan Diet for Type 2 Diabetes

Next week's issue of Newsweek describes an upcoming clinical trial testing the effect of a low-fat, vegan diet on type 2 diabetes.

Vegan Diet Puts Brakes on Prostate Cancer

A combination of a vegan diet, regular exercise, and stress management caused prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels to retreat in a group of prostate cancer patients, according to new data presented by Dean Ornish, M.D., at the Scientific Conference on Complementary, Alternative and Integrative Therapies at Harvard University on April 13, 2002.