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Vegetarian Diets Reduce Inflammation

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.

Vegetarian Diets Lower Risk for Diabetes

Vegetarian diets lower risk for diabetes, according to a meta-analysis published in Nutrients.

Plant-Based Diets Best for Weight Loss and Diabetes

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.

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.

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.

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.

Vegetarian Diets Aid Fitness

Vegetarian diets aid aerobic exercises, according to a study published in Nutrients.

Animal Fats Increase Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

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).

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.

Vegetarian Diets Reduce High Blood Pressure

Vegetarian diets protect against hypertension, according to a study published in the Journal of Hypertension.

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.

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.

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.

Vegetarian Diets Lower Cholesterol Levels

A vegetarian diet is beneficial for heart health, according to a meta-analysis published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

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.

Vegetarian Diets Increase Metabolism

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.

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.

Vegetarian Diet Protects Against Colorectal Cancer

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.

Vegetarian Diet Reduces Risk of Heart Attack

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.

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.

Plant-Based Foods Benefit Longevity

Vegetarian diets increase longevity and reduce greenhouse gases

Eat Like an Egyptian

Maintaining a diet high in grains reflects ancient Egyptians' knowledge of a sustainable diet.

Vegetarians and Vegans Have Lower Risk of Heart Disease

Vegetarians and Vegans Have Lower Risk of Heart Disease

Vegetarians Have Lower Blood Pressure

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.

Meat-Eating is a Risk Factor for Developing Diabetes

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.

Even Modest Amounts of Meat Increase Risk for Diabetes

egetarians are less likely to have diabetes, compared with nonvegetarians, according to a new study from Taiwan.

Vegetarian Diet Lowers Cholesterol, Weight, and Blood Sugar

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.

Component of Animal Products Increases Risk of Heart Disease

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.

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.

Vegetarian Diet Reduces Risk of Heart Disease

Vegetarians have a lower risk of heart disease, according to a new study in the March issue of American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Vegetarians Live Longer

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

Vegetarian Diets Improve Mood and Lower Stress

Vegetarian diets improve mood and lower stress, according to a new study in Nutrition Journal.

Vegetarian Men at Reduced Risk for Heart Disease

Vegetarian men weigh less and have less cardiovascular disease risk, compared with nonvegetarians, according to a new study in Nutrition and Metabolism.

Lower Heart Disease and Diabetes Risks with Vegetarian Diets

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.

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.

Vegetarian Diets Better for Kidney Patients

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.

Do Meaty Diets Fuel Depression?

Vegetarians have lower instances of depression, according to a new study in Nutrition Journal.

More Meat Consumption Leads to Earlier Puberty for Girls

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-Based Diets Increase Bladder Cancer Risk

Meat consumption increases the risk of bladder cancer, according to a new study presented at the American Association for Cancer Research's annual meeting.

Vegetarian Diet and Healthy Lifestyle Rejuvenate Coronary Arteries

A low-fat vegetarian diet may help prevent heart attacks, according to a new study in this month's American Journal of Cardiology.

Cutting Meat Out of Diet Improves Mood

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.

Some Aspects of Mediterranean Diet More Healthful Than Others

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.

Plant-Based Diets Consistently Prove Beneficial for People with Type 2 Diabetes

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.

Two New Studies Add Evidence That Animal Products Increase Cancer Risk, While Plant Foods Reduce It

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.

Study Shows Many Medical Students Follow Vegetarian Diets

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.

Higher IQs Lead to Vegetarian Diets

A new study shows that children with higher IQs are more likely to become vegetarians.

Vegetarian Diets Lower Blood Pressure

Vegetarian diets lower blood pressure significantly, according to an article in this month's Nutrition Reviews.

Meat Raises Colon Cancer Risk

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 Help Type 2 Diabetes

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.

Vegetarian

Today's Journal of the American Medical Association reports that a vegetarian diet incorporating soluble fiber, soy protein, almonds, and plant sterol ester-enriched margarine lowers serum cholesterol concentrations about as effectively as cholesterol-lowering statin drugs.