A Plant-based diet is beneficial to the brain's cognitive function and preventing Alzheimer's disease and dementias

Plant-based foods are beneficial to the brain and help prevent Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

Plant-based diets reduce the long term development of Alzheimer disease, related dementias and cognitive decline. 

Conversely, individuals who ate meat, poultry and fish were more than twice as likely to become demented as their vegetarian counterparts.  Research shows that saturated and trans fats found in dairy products, meats, pastries, and fried foods increase the risk for cognitive decline.

 

Plant-based diets help address the following health issues

The health benefits of eating plant-based include:

Methodology

There is an overwhelming volume of research to substantiate the detrimental effects of animal consumption and the benefits of a plant-based diet.  We have included an abbreviated list of peer reviewed research articles as well as those by leading institutions.  We have excluded industry-funded research articles (or at least listed as having industry funding or if a primary author has an industry affiliation). Please let us know if you see a lapse or additional research we should include. 

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