Vegetarian diets reduce inflammation, according to a review published in Public Health Nutrition. Researchers reviewed 18 prior studies, finding that individuals who followed a vegetarian diet for at least two years lowered their serum levels of C-reactive protein, a biomarker of inflammation, compared with those who did not follow a vegetarian diet.
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Vegetarian diets lower risk for diabetes, according to a meta-analysis published in Nutrients.
A plant-based diet leads to twice as much weight loss as a traditional diabetes diet, according to research presented at the American Diabetes Association’s 77th Scientific Sessions and published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition. Researchers compared weight loss for 74 patients with type 2 diabetes on either a vegetarian or non-vegetarian diet of equal caloric value.
Choline, a nutrient found in meat and fish, may increase the risk for heart disease, according to a study published in Circulation.
Levels of methane gas in the atmosphere are on the rise, according to data published online in Environmental Research Letters.
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.
Vegetarian diets aid aerobic exercises, according to a study published in Nutrients.
Fats specific to animal products increase the risk for type 2 diabetes, according to research presented last week at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD).
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.
Vegetarian diets protect against hypertension, according to a study published in the Journal of Hypertension.
A vegan diet leaves the smallest environmental footprint, according to an article published in the Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition.
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.
A vegetarian diet lowers your risk for prostate cancer, according to a study published online this month in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
A vegetarian diet is beneficial for heart health, according to a meta-analysis published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.
People who eat vegan diets have the healthiest intestinal bacteria, according to a new study published in the journal Gut.
Vegetarian diets are associated with higher metabolic rates, according to a study published in Nutrients. Researchers monitored the diets and metabolic rates for 24 vegetarian and 26 nonvegetarian participants.
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 vegetarian diet may reduce your risk for colorectal cancer, according to a study in JAMA Internal Medicine. Researchers assessed the diets of 77,659 participants in the Adventist Health Study 2 for about seven years and tracked incidence of colorectal cancers. Participants followed five dietary patterns including vegan, lacto-ovo vegetarian, pescovegetarian, semivegetarian, and nonvegetarian.
Favoring fruits and vegetables over animal products reduces risk of dying from a heart attack, according to an abstract presented at an American Heart Association meeting this month.
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.
Vegetarian diets increase longevity and reduce greenhouse gases
Maintaining a diet high in grains reflects ancient Egyptians' knowledge of a sustainable diet.
Vegetarians and Vegans Have Lower Risk of Heart Disease
Vegetarian diets support a healthy blood pressure, according to a review published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Researchers identified 39 studies which analyzed the dietary choices and blood pressures of adults. Vegetarian diets were associated with lower systolic and diastolic blood pressures, compared with omnivorous diets. This review is consistent with other studies and stresses the significance of a dietary approach to preventing and reducing the risk for hypertension.
Doctors should consider meat-eating to be a risk factor for developing type 2 diabetes, according to an article published this week in the journal Nutrients. Researchers from the Physicians Committee evaluated studies that examined different levels and types of meat consumption and the risk for developing diabetes. Meat-eaters had significantly higher risk of developing diabetes, compared with people who avoided meat. Meat’s effect on diabetes risk appears to be due to its content of saturated fat and heme iron, among other factors.
egetarians are less likely to have diabetes, compared with nonvegetarians, according to a new study from Taiwan.
A low-fat, high-carbohydrate vegetarian diet lowers cholesterol, blood sugars, and weight, according to a study published in the October issue of Environmental Microbiology Reports.
A byproduct of dietary choline, a component abundantly present in animal products, can lead to greater risk for heart attack, stroke, and death, according to a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
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.
Vegetarians have a lower risk of heart disease, according to a new study in the March issue of American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
Vegetarian diets can extend life expectancy, according to early findings from the Adventist Health Study-2.
Vegetarian diets improve mood and lower stress, according to a new study in Nutrition Journal.
Vegetarian men weigh less and have less cardiovascular disease risk, compared with nonvegetarians, according to a new study in Nutrition and Metabolism.
Vegetarians have significantly lower blood pressure, waist circumference, body mass index, blood sugar, and triglycerides, compared with nonvegetarians, according to a recent study published in Diabetes Care.
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.
Vegetarian diets are healthier for kidney patients, compared with animal-based diets, according to a new study in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.
Vegetarians have lower instances of depression, according to a new study in Nutrition Journal.
According to a new study, girls who eat the most meat products during childhood may have an earlier occurrence of puberty, increasing their risks of diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and osteoporosis.
Meat consumption increases the risk of bladder cancer, according to a new study presented at the American Association for Cancer Research's annual meeting.
A low-fat vegetarian diet may help prevent heart attacks, according to a new study in this month's American Journal of Cardiology.
Omnivores who cut all meat out of their diets experience mood improvements, according to a poster session presented this week at the annual American Public Health Association conference.
A study in an upcoming issue of the British Medical Journal showed some components of the Mediterranean diet, such as high vegetable consumption and low meat and meat product consumption, are more significantly associated with low risk of mortality than other components, such as cereal consumption and fish consumption.
In next month’s issue of Nutrition Reviews, PCRM researchers publish a summary of research to date on the effect of vegetarian diets on type 2 diabetes. Observational studies (in which there is no attempt to affect the outcome) showed lower diabetes prevalence among vegetarians as compared to omnivores. Intervention trials (in which a group is asked to make a change) showed increased effectiveness for diabetes management as measured by blood glucose control.
Results showed that those who consumed the most animal products had nearly four times the risk of cancer, compared with those whose diets were derived primarily from plant sources.
A new study shows that many medical students now follow vegetarian diets, and that these students had better health and improved nutrition compared with their nonvegetarian classmates.
A new study shows that children with higher IQs are more likely to become vegetarians.
Vegetarian diets lower blood pressure significantly, according to an article in this month's Nutrition Reviews.
A report in tomorrow's Journal of the American Medical Association confirms the findings of earlier studies linking meat consumption to colon cancer.
Vegetarian diets provide a nutrient combination that is likely to be beneficial in treating diabetes and preventing complications, according to a review in the September supplement of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.