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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 …

Surgeons now transplant pig heart into a human for the first time – ‘unethical, dangerous’ campaigners argue

PETA says “the risk of transmitting unknown viruses along with the animal organ are real and, in the time of a pandemic, should be enough to end these studies forever.” US surgeons have now managed to transplant a genetically modified pig heart into a human as a last-ditch effort to save the patient’s life. This …

Paul Wesley tells Cardi B ‘going vegan is the best decision I ever made’

Cardi B had reached out to fans to ask about plant-based meats following a health scare. Social media is abuzz with opinions ever since rapper Cardi B tweeted she wanted to go vegan but couldn’t seem to find similar alternatives to meat – something she loves to eat. Her tweet garnered over 3500 comments, sparking …

Cardi B considers going vegan following health issues

The 29-year-old rapper is considering the switch following lingering gut health issues Rapper Cardi B has expressed her desire to go vegan. The American turned to her 20.4 million Twitter followers asking for suggestions. She wrote: “I want to go vegan but I love meat… are vegan meat replacements similar to meat in taste or …

87% of UK vegans have had at least one COVID jab, survey reveals

The top reasons for refusing the vaccine were fear, distrust, and ethical reasons Nearly 90% of UK vegans aged 16 and over have had at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to new research by the Vegan Society. A good 62% have had two doses of the vaccine. This is amid a wider …

Identical twins trial vegan vs meat diet: Plant-based sib more energetic, lost more fat

“I was eating a lot more wholesome food, which meant that my sugar levels were a lot satiated during the day. I felt more energetic.” A pair of identical twins took part in a vegan vs meat fitness study to see which diet worked best. Ross and Hugo Turner – aka the Turner Twins – …