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Don’t miss! To keep up with newest research, we also publish brief Nutrition News and Health in the Media.

 

 


 

"It is the position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics that appropriately planned vegetarian, including vegan, diets are healthful, nutritionally adequate, and may provide health benefits for the prevention and treatment of certain diseases. These diets are appropriate for all stages of the life cycle, including pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood, adolescence, older adulthood, and for athletes. Plant-based diets are more environmentally sustainable than diets rich in animal products because they use fewer natural resources and are associated with much less environmental damage. Vegetarians and vegans are at reduced risk of certain health conditions, including ischemic heart disease, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, certain types of cancer, and obesity."

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (Melina, Craig and Levin, 2016) 

 

"I often discuss the benefits of adopting a plant-based diet with patients who have high cholesterol, diabetes, hypertension, or coronary artery disease."

There are two kinds of cardiologists: vegans and those who haven’t read the data.”

Dr Kim Williams, cardiologist and former president of the American College of Cardiology

 

Well planned vegetarian diets can be nutritious and healthy. They are associated with lower risks of heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, obesity, certain cancers and lower cholesterol levels.” 

British Dietetic Association (Garton, BDA, 2014)