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  2. Oct 25, 2023

Plant-Based Diets Support Athletic Performance

Plant-based diets are great for overall health as well as athletic performance, according to a new meta-analysis from the British Journal of Nutrition. Combined results from 36 trials suggest that plant-based diets improve aerobic performance and that they are just as good as omnivorous diets for strength and power-based exercise. They also were beneficial for lowering BMI. 


Damasceno Y, Leitão C, de Oliveira G, et al. Plant-based diets benefit aerobic performance and do not compromise strength/power performance: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Br J Nutr. 2023;1-26. doi:10.1017/S0007114523002258. Epub ahead of print. 

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