This study found that plant-based diets were protective against cancers of the digestive system.
This study found that vegan diets may confer a lower risk of prostate cancer.
This study found that diets higher in plant foods and lower in animal foods were associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in a general population.
This study found that men with higher intake of dairy foods, but not nondairy calcium, had a higher risk of prostate cancer compared with men having lower intakes. Associations were nonlinear, suggesting greatest increases in risk at relatively low doses.
French health authorities have found a link between additives used in processed meat and colon cancer.
Type 2 Diabetes:
This study found that a whole-foods plant-based diet – which included legumes, whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and nuts, with limited or no intake of refined foods and animal products – are highly beneficial for preventing and treating type 2 diabetes. Equally important, plant-based diets address the bigger picture for patients with diabetes by simultaneously treating cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death in the United States, and its risk factors such as obesity, hypertension, hyper-lipidemia, and inflammation.
This study found that plant-based diets, especially when rich in high-quality plant foods, are associated with substantially lower risk of developing T2D.
This study concluded that the consumption of a plant-based diet consisting of whole grains, legumes, fruits, and vegetables in conjunction with the elimination of animal products reduces the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
This study concluded that a diet rich in whole plant foods can serve as the primary tool for achieving remission of Type 2 diabetes in adults.
This study found that high consumption of ultra-processed foods and, separately, high consumption of red meat may be important mortality indicators.
This study found that a greater adherence to a plant-based diet was associated with substantially lower total mortality in this large population of veterans. These findings support recommending plant-rich dietary patterns for the prevention of major chronic diseases.
This study found that healthy plant-based diet scores above the median were associated with a lower risk of all-cause mortality in US adults.
This study found that high animal protein intake was associated with death from cardiovascular disease and high plant protein intake was associated with a low incidence of cardiovascular disease, especially among individuals with at least 1 lifestyle risk factor.
This study found that vegetarian diets, especially vegan diets, reduce blood pressure when compared with omnivorous diets, suggesting that they may be crucial in the primary prevention and overall management of hypertension.
This programme led to significant improvements in BMI, cholesterol and other risk factors. To the best of our knowledge, this research has achieved greater weight loss at 6 and 12 months than any other trial that does not limit energy intake or mandate regular exercise.
This study found that a vegan diet rich in soy reduces the number of vasomotor symptoms, including hot flashes, for menopausal women.
Marco Springmann, lead author of this study said: “We’ve found that the vegan diet could be one of the healthiest diets, outperforming pescatarian and vegetarian, because the vegan diet is higher in fruit, vegetables and legumes and the health benefits from this compensate anything else.”
For the EAT-Lancet Report, an independent panel of about 40 scientists, doctors and health experts reviewed decades of evidence on diet and human health. They defined the best diet for human health as “approximately half a plate of vegetables and fruits, the other half should consist primarily of whole grains, plant-protein sources and unsaturated plant-oils”.
The results of this study suggested better heart function and cardiorespiratory fitness and endurance for those on a vegan diet.
This study reported better exercise performance in the vegan group with no disadvantage for muscle strength.
Study found that plant-based diets play a key role in cardiovascular health, which is critical for endurance athletes.
This study found that a Vegetarian and Vegan diet in early childhood can provide the same amount of energy and macronutrients, leading to a normal growth in comparison to omnivore children.
This study found that in early childhood, Vegan and Vegetarian diets can provide most micronutrients in desirable amounts and a preferable fat quality compared to an OM diet.