A Plant-based diet will help you avoid and address health issues
Plant-based diets help you avoid and address serious health issues, including cancer, heart disease, diabetes and autoimmune diseases.
Whole-food, plant-based diets, typically low in fat and high in fiber, improve cellular function, organ function, and the body's ability to heal itself.
Higher plant protein intake is associated with lower mortality.
Conversely, higher animal protein intake is associated with higher mortality.
Replacing animal protein with plant protein (iso-calorically) is associated with lower mortality.
The effects are even more pronounced with individuals with at least one lifestyle risk factor, such as diabetes, obesity, physical inactivity, alcohol use and smoking.
There are numerous studies that show this, including:
Changes in Plant-Based Diet Quality and Total and Cause-Specific Mortality
Animal product consumption and mortality because of all causes combined, coronary heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and cancer in Seventh-day Adventists
Abstract P510: Association of Animal and Plant Protein Intake With Mortality Among US Adults: A Prospective Cohort Study
Animal and plant protein intake and all-cause and cause-specific mortality: results from two prospective US cohort studies
Animal and Plant Protein Intake and Mortality in a Japanese Cohort
A New Approach to Assess Lifetime Dietary Patterns Finds Lower Consumption of Animal Foods with Aging in a Longitudinal Analysis of a Health-Oriented Adventist Population
The beneficial Impact of a plant-based diet to specific health issues have also been proven. Please explore research findings for specific disease classes and health areas below.
Plant-based diets help address the following health issues
The health benefits of eating plant-based include:
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.