- 1 Statements
- 2 General Mortality
- 3 Heart disease
- 4 Type 2 Diabetes
- 5 General Cancer Rates
- 6 Specific Cancers
- 7 Disease Markers
- 7.1 Cholesterol in EPIC-Oxford (2013)
- 7.2 Cholesterol in Western Vegans (1980 – 2002)
- 7.3 Cholesterol in USA Vegans
- 7.4 Triglycerides
- 7.5 Blood Pressure
- 7.6 Body Mass Index
- 7.7 Body Fat
- 7.8 Osteoarthritis
- 7.9 Public Health
- 7.10 Food SF
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
(World's largest organization of nutrition professionals)
|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 in 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..|
Proceedings of the Nutrition Society
|Cross-sectional studies of vegetarians and vegans have shown that on average they have a relatively low BMI (body mass index) and a low plasma cholesterol concentration; recent studies have also shown higher plasma homocysteine concentrations than in non-vegetarians. Cohort studies of vegetarians have shown a moderate reduction in mortality from IHD (ischemic heart disease) but little difference in other major causes of death or all-cause mortality in comparison with health-conscious non-vegetarians from the same population. Studies of cancer have not shown clear differences in cancer rates between vegetarians and non-vegetarians. More data are needed, particularly on the health of vegans and on the possible impacts on health of low intakes of long-chain n-3 fatty acids and vitamin B(12). Overall, the data suggest that the health of Western vegetarians is good and similar to that of comparable non-vegetarians.|
(The largest managed care organization in the US)
|Healthy eating may be best achieved with a plant-based diet, which we define as a regimen that encourages whole, plant-based foods and discourages meats, dairy products, and eggs as well as all refined and processed foods… Physicians should consider recommending a plant-based diet to all their patients, especially those with high blood pressure, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, or obesity… Further research is needed to find ways to make plant-based diets the new normal for our patients and employees.|
Mortality Meta-Analysis (1999)
Adventist Health Study-2 (AHS2)
Type 2 Diabetes
2011 Prospective Analysis from Adventist Health Study 2
2009 Cross-Sectional Analysis from Adventist Health Study 2
PCRM Insulin (2018)
PCRM Study (2004-05)
General Cancer Rates
World Health Organization (2015)
EPIC-Oxford: Cancer Mortality (2015)
AHS-2 and EPIC-Oxford combined
Risk For Colorectal Cancer
Cholesterol in EPIC-Oxford (2013)
Cholesterol in Western Vegans (1980 – 2002)
Cholesterol in USA Vegans
Relative Rates of High Blood Pressure in AHS-2 (2009)
High Blood Pressure in EPIC-Oxford (2002)
Body Mass Index
2013 Report from Adventist Health Study-2
2003 Report From EPIC-Oxford
Plant-based diets for weight loss (2013)
Alleviation of Symptoms of Osteoarthritis
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