Scientific Updates: Plant-Based Diet and Colorectal Cancer Survival and What Do Eating Disorder Specialists in the UK Say About Vegan Diets?

Each issue of Vegan Journal (formerly Vegetarian Journal) includes reviews of recent scientific papers related to vegetarianism. In the latest issue, Reed Mangels, PhD, RD, reviewed articles on Plant-Based Diet and Colorectal Cancer Survival and What Do Eating Disorder Specialists in the UK Say About Vegan Diets? Read the column here: To subscribe to […]

Plant-Based Diet Slows Rate of Cognitive Decline By Nearly 30 Percent in Older Black Adults

Eating a healthy plant-based diet may substantially slow the rate of cognitive decline in older Black adults in the United States, according to preliminary research from the Rush Institute for Health Aging.  The study’s findings showed a healthy plant-based diet slowed the decline of cognition, perceptual speed, and episodic memory (the ability to recall personal […]

European Parliament Resolves to Fight Cancer By Promoting a Plant-Based Diet

The European Parliament has adopted a resolution on combating cancer that calls on the European Union (EU) member states to promote a healthy, plant-based diet and eating less meat to reduce cancer risks. Currently, cancer is Europe’s second-largest killer—next to cardiovascular diseases such as heart attack and stroke—with 1.3 million deaths each year. There are […]

How to Get Calcium on a Vegan Diet: The Best Foods to Eat Every Day

How many times have you heard that you need to drink milk for strong bones? While your body does need calcium, there are better—and healthier—sources of calcium that come without the deleterious effects of dairy. The marketing promoting milk and its “superior” calcium content is severely misleading. “You can get all of the calcium you […]

Switching to a Plant-Based Diet Can Add 10 Years to Your Life, Study Finds

Consuming a plant-based diet, especially early in life, has been linked to prolonging an individual’s life by up to 10 years, a study published this week in the journal PLOS Medicine found. Researchers from Norway set out to better understand how sustained dietary differences affect life expectancy, given that dietary risk factors are estimated to […]

How to Get Iron on a Vegan Diet

On the whole, the vegan lifestyle can lead to several health benefits. Part of that is due to the influx of micronutrients so abundantly found in plants, the other part is due to the avoidance of animal-based foods which contain many harmful components such as cholesterol, trans and saturated fats, IGF-1, Neu5gc, and other foreign […]