New Research Shows How Vegan Diets Can Promote Healthy Aging
A new study has highlighted how following a vegan diet can help to promote healthy aging.
The research was conducted by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), and has been published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition.
The study demonstrated a link between plant-based food and better health in later life, and revealed how vegan diets can reduce the risk of a number of age-related diseases.
“Longer, Healthier Lives”
“The global population of adults 60 years old or older is expected to double from 841 million to 2 billion by 2050, presenting clear challenges for our healthcare system,” explained Hana Kahleova, M.D., Ph.D., director of clinical research for the PCRM.
“Diet changes can go a long way in helping populations lead longer, healthier lives.”
In addition to promoting better physical health, the research has shown that ditching animal products can help people to stay cognitively healthy for longer.
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Earlier this month, separate research showed that swapping animal meat for plant proteins can lead to a longer life.
The observational health study — which took place over 16 years and involved 416,104 participants — found that “red and processed meat consumption have been consistently associated with increased premature death.”
“Plant protein intake was significantly inversely associated with age-adjusted mortality from all causes in both men and women,” stated the authors of the research.
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