New Research Supports Health Benefits of Eating Less Meat

New Research Supports Health Benefits of Eating Less Meat

Written by Tyler Puckett

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the largest group of certified food and diet experts in the United States, has just released a paper about the benefits of plant-based eating. In their analysis, researchers examined data and studies done by well known organizations including The American Institute for Cancer Research, EPIC-Oxford, and The American Diabetes Association.

Researchers outlined several meatless trends over the past few years and analyzed the impact of a plant-centered diet on the treatment and prevention of conditions such as diabetes, obesity, heart disease, and cancer.

The paper concludes by tying together the overwhelming evidence that well planned plant-based “diets are healthful, nutritionally adequate, and may provide health benefits for the prevention and treatment of certain diseases.”

In light of this, researchers also noted that “interest in and appreciation for plant-based diets continue to grow in the United States and other parts of the world as governmental agencies and various health and nutrition organizations promote the regular use of plant foods.

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