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Fertility expert claims vegan women need ‘small amounts’ of meat and fish if trying to get pregnant

According to the expert, vegans might lack vital nutrients such as zinc, iron, vitamin B12 and Omega-3 as they do not eat meat. A fertility expert has claimed that women trying to get pregnant should avoid a vegan diet and eat more meat Grace Dugdale, who co-authored The Fertility Book, is a reproductive biologist and …

Malnourished Alan Carr claims he developed rickets after going vegan

“I’m basically getting rickets because I love animals.” English comedian, broadcaster and writer Alan Carr has revealed he started suffering from rickets after he switched to a vegan diet. The 45-year-old made the claim on a recent episode of his Life’s a Beach podcast. Carr ditched eating meat after buying a farm in Kent. However, …

Going vegan for just 12 weeks could help you lose 16lbs and manage blood sugar levels, study shows

Switching to a healthy vegan diet could help you lose 16lbs in 12 weeks, study says A new study has shown that a vegan diet can help overweight people or type 2 diabetes patients lose weight and regulate their blood sugar levels. The new research, which is being covered by major news outlets, was presented …

Brazil to provide 10 million plant-based meals to school kids every year

“The objective is for municipal schools to easily include menu options with a greater variety of plant foods, according to the recommendations from the Ministry of Health, through its Food Guide for the Brazilian Population, and the World Health Organization.” More than 170,000 students will have more vegetables, legumes, grains and fruits on their plates, …

Vegan dog food is safer and healthier than meat, new study finds

The study revealed that dogs on a well-balanced plant-based diet exhibited fewer signs of poor health than those on conventional dog food regimens. According to a new study, feeding your dog greens or other nutritious plant-based meals, may be healthier and less hazardous than giving them a juicy steak or conventional diets consisting of commercial, …

Vegan diet can reduce diabetes risk, new research finds

A plant-based diet including whole grains, veggies, nuts, coffee, and legumes may help stave off type 2 diabetes. According to a study published in Diabetologia, the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes, a plant-based diet rich in polyphenols may help keep type 2 diabetes at bay. Researchers from the Harvard T.H. …

Vegan diet relieves arthritis pain, says study

Study participants who went vegan and eliminated pain-triggering foods saw significant reduction in swollen joints and rheumatoid arthritic pain A low-fat vegan diet can relieve joint pain in rheumatoid arthritis patients and also help them lose fat, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine. The research was conducted by …

Man given genetically modified pig heart dies after two months

The transplant was hailed a “truly remarkable breakthrough,” which could pave the way for future procedures. A US man, who became the first-ever recipient of a pig heart died two months after undergoing the world-first’s transplant surgery. 57-year-old David Bennett, a terminal heart disease patient, received the transplant on 7th January. The University of Maryland …

Paraveganio becomes world’s first paracetamol to have vegan trademark

“We know that many vegans struggle to find medication that is both suitable to their needs and in-line with their beliefs, which can be distressing.” For the first time, a medicinal product has been registered with The Vegan Society’s Vegan Trademark. Paraveganio – developed by German pharmaceutical company Auxino – is the first paracetamol option …

UK professor claims ‘vegan diet can have severe impacts on pregnant women’

A healthy vegan diet is in fact packed with rich nutrients and energy, evidence shows, debunking the professor’s claims that pregnant women are in danger. A ‘vegan diet can have severe impacts on pregnant women’ – states a new headline that surfaces this week to yet again cast doubt on the benefits of eating vegan. …

Global warming linked to premature births and birth defects, study says

“Even moderate levels of heat can affect the developing foetus, pregnancy complications, and children and adolescents.” Climate and environmental hazards are having devastating impacts on foetuses, babies and infants across the world, The Guardian reports. Six studies, published in the journal Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology, have indicated that climate change is linked to weight gain …

Climate crisis will lead to more kidney stones, study finds

The study estimates that a warming planet will likely increase the number of kidney stone cases between 2.2% – 3.9% depending on emission levels. In the coming decades worsening climate crisis will lead to more kidney stones due to more sweating and dehydration, according to a new study The research was conducted at Children’s Hospital …