The most important source of food waste is not uneaten portions that end up in the trash. According to a study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the biggest issue is animal-based food products.
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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.
Choline, a nutrient found in meat and fish, may increase the risk for heart disease, according to a study published in Circulation.
A whole-food, plant-based diet is best for reducing weight and cholesterol, according to a study published this week in Nutrition & Diabetes.
A new publication in the American Journal of Nursing shows the benefits of plant-based diets for nurses and their patients.
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, peas, and other legumes increase satiety more than animal-based protein sources, according to research published online in Food & Nutrition Research.
Levels of methane gas in the atmosphere are on the rise, according to data published online in Environmental Research Letters.
Plant-based diets decrease risks for heart disease and type 2 diabetes and aid weight management, according to a review published in Nutrition Bulletin.
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.
Physical fitness among patients with type 2 diabetes improves with a plant-based diet, according to a study published in Nutrients.
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.
A plant-based diet is best for those with type 2 diabetes, according to a review published online in the Canadian Journal of Diabetes.
A plant-based diet improves biomarkers for obesity-related inflammation, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis published online in Obesity Reviews.
A vegan diet leaves the smallest environmental footprint, according to an article published in the Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition.
Significant weight loss slows the body’s metabolism, creating an obstacle for weight management, according to a study published online in Obesity.
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 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 by a physician improves heart health, according to a study published in Advances in Nutrition.
Replacing meat with plant protein improves glycemic control in people with diabetes, according to a meta-analysis published in Nutrients.
A vegetarian diet lowers your risk for prostate cancer, according to a study published online this month in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
People who eat vegan diets have the healthiest intestinal bacteria, according to a new study published in the journal Gut.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A vegan diet may lower your stress and anxiety levels, according to a study published online in Nutritional Neuroscience.
People with diabetes looking for a more powerful treatment should consider a plant-based diet, according to a team of American and Japanese researchers.
A plant-based diet reduces migraine pain, according to a new study in the Journal of Headache and Pain.
A vegan diet leads to the most weight loss, compared with other dietary patterns, according to a new study in the journal Nutrition.
Tomato products and other plant-based foods reduce the risk of prostate cancer, according to a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.
A new report on breast cancer survival favors plant-based eating, as presented by the World Cancer Research Fund International's Continuous Update Project.
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
fatty foods and sugary drinks can greatly increase kidney patients' mortality risk
Heart disease can be dramatically improved by a plant-based diet
Vegetarians and Vegans Have Lower Risk of Heart Disease
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.
Animal-based diets may contribute to the development of inflammatory bowel disease, according to a Harvard study published this week in Nature.
A letter in Kaiser Permanente's journal points out the robust nutrition provided by plant-based diets.
Vegan diets protect against hypothyroidism, according to a new study published in the journal Nutrients.
A plant-based diet leads to more weight loss, according to findings presented at the Obesity Society's annual conference.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 cancer, compared with nonvegetarian diets, according to a new study published by the American Association for Cancer Research.
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 are linked to a lower overall cancer rate, according to a new study published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention.
Vegetarian diets can extend life expectancy, according to early findings from the Adventist Health Study-2.
Decreasing the intake of high-glycemic foods can help reduce body weight, according to a new article in the Journal of Nutrition.
Eating animal products increases the risk of cataracts, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
The new Dietary Guidelines for Americans devote more attention to vegetarian and vegan diets than any previous version of the Guidelines.
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.
A low-carbohydrate diet based on animal food sources increases mortality risk, according to a new study funded by the National Institutes of Health.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
A new study shows that a major diet overhaul is easier than most people might have imagined.
Next week's issue of Newsweek describes an upcoming clinical trial testing the effect of a low-fat, vegan diet on type 2 diabetes.
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.