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New Review Shows Vegan Diets Benefit Athletes

A vegan diet may offer a performance advantage to endurance athletes, according to a review published in the journal Nutrients. In response to the increased use of vegan diets by professional athletes, researchers highlighted some of the benefits of plant-based eating that may explain the athletic edge, including leaner body mass, reduced blood viscosity, reduced oxidative stress, and reduced inflammation. Learn more about plant-based diets for athletes.


Barnard ND, Goldman DM, Loomis JF, et al. Plant-based diets for cardiovascular safety and performance in endurance sports. Nutrients. Published online January 10, 2019.

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