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  2. Jul 8, 2024

Vegan Diets Could Increase Life Expectancy

Shifting to a vegan diet, along with other diet changes, such as eating more whole grains and legumes and drinking fewer sugar-sweetened beverages, could increase one’s life expectancy by five to seven years, according to a study of seven countries.1 Plant-based diets are associated with a reduced risk of being diagnosed with and dying from heart disease and cancer.2


  1. Fadnes LT, Javadi Arjmand E, Økland JM, et al. Life expectancy gains from dietary modifications: a comparative modeling study in 7 countries. Am J Clin Nutr. 2024;120(1):170-177. doi:10.1016/j.ajcnut.2024.04.028
  2. Dinu M, Abbate R, Gensini GF, Casini A, Sofi F. Vegetarian, vegan diets and multiple health outcomes: a systematic review with meta-analysis of observational studies. Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr. 2017;57(17):3640-3649. doi:10.1080/10408398.2016

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