People who follow plant-based diets ‘much less likely to get severe Covid-19’, study suggests

Susan S. Johnson
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People who enjoy a plant-based diet like vegetarians and vegans or take fish as their only source of meat are considerably less likely to contract severe Covid-19, a new study has found.

According to the findings published in The BMJ Nutrition, Prevention and Health, which examined data from healthcare workers across six countries including the UK, people who follow a plant-based diet are 73 per cent less likely to be hit by coronavirus while self-declared pescatarians were 59 per cent less likely to become ill than those who eat red and white meat.

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Popular Foods That Fight Inflammation All Over Your Body, Says New Study

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If you’re someone who prides yourself on your ability to take care of your body, you may already know about the different kinds of inflammation, as well as the benefits and risks associated with each.

For example, while acute inflammation—like when a minor injury swells and turns red for a short amount of time—can actually protect your body, other kinds of inflammation can do some damage if left untreated. Chronic inflammation, or low-grade inflammation over a long period of time, can eventually lead to a host of health issues. Now, a new study finds that, if your levels

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Study reveals multiple benefits of Mediterranean diet for patients with lupus

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Scientists from the University of Granada (UGR) have demonstrated the multiple benefits of the Mediterranean diet for patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), one of the most common systemic autoimmune diseases.

Their study, published in the journal Rheumatology, has revealed that lupus patients who follow a Mediterranean diet have a lower incidence of being overweight or obese, present a lower cardiovascular risk, and experience improvements in the clinical evolution of the disease (that is, lower disease activity rates and organ damage accrual).

The researchers also observed that the consumption of certain foods is beneficial for

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Putting kids on a vegan diet may stunt their growth, a small study suggests

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  • Vegan kids tend to have better heart health but lower bone density and mineral content, a study suggests.

  • Supplementing calcium and B and D vitamins could help round out a healthy vegan diet for kids.

  • The study also found that a plant-based diet was healthiest if the child consumes unprocessed whole foods.

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Children on vegan and vegetarian diets may have better heart health and less body fat, but may be more at risk of vitamin and mineral deficiencies than their peers who eat both animal and plant foods, research suggests.

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