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2019 The Year of the Vegan

The year of the vegan

As part of The World in 2019, an annual magazine published by The Economist that forecasts — from politics and the economy to culture and technology — what is to come in 2019, John Parker, correspondent for The Economist, predicts that 2019 will be the year of the vegan. In “The year of the vegan,” Parker explains that while veganism…

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Plant-Based Diet Best for Health, Environment & Athletic Performance

vegan athlete

Plant-based diets reduce chronic disease risk, require fewer resources, and do not hinder athletic performance, compared with omnivorous diets, according to a report published in Nutrients. The authors reviewed publications that compared nutrient density, athletic performance, disease risk, and environmental factors between those following vegetarian and omnivorous diets. Plant-based diets lower risk for type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and certain…

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Red Meat Increases Heart Disease Risk

Meat and heart disease

Red meat consumption increases levels for a chemical related to increased heart disease risk, according to research published in the European Heart Journal. Researchers compared trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO) levels in 113 participants who were either on a diet rich in red or white meat or nonmeat sources of protein. Red meat consumption increased TMAO levels in participants’ blood and urine…

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