People following plant-based diet ‘much less likely to get severe Covid-19’, study suggests

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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.

Low-carbohydrate, high-protein diets appeared to be

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Eating This Healthy Food May Increase Your Parkinson’s Risk, Study Says

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If you’re like most people trying to stay healthy, there’s a good chance you’ve made some changes to your diet. After all, being conscious of what you put into your body can be one of the best ways to avoid heart disease, diabetes, or other serious health conditions. But research out of Harvard University has shown that one type of food marketed as being good for your health may actually increase your risk of Parkinson’s disease (PD). Read on to see which items you might want to cut back on.

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Drinking coffee of any type cuts risk for liver problems, study says

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“Coffee is widely accessible, and the benefits we see from our study may mean it could offer a potential preventative treatment for chronic liver disease,” said study author Dr. Oliver Kennedy, who is on the medical faculty of the University of Southampton in the UK, in a statement.

“This would be especially valuable in countries with lower income and worse access to healthcare and where the burden of chronic liver disease is highest,” Kennedy said.

Risk factors for liver disease include drinking alcohol, obesity, diabetes, smoking, hepatitis B and C infections, and having nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, which is the

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Vegetarian, fish-based diet linked with less severe Covid-19: Study

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Vegetarian and fish-based diets may be associated with lower odds of developing moderate to severe Covid-19 infection, suggest the findings of a six-country survey based on self-reported symptoms.

The researchers noted that the survey is observational, and does not establish a causative relation between diet and Covid-19 severity, and caution is needed in the interpretation of the findings.

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The survey results, published in the journal BMJ Nutrition Prevention & Health on Tuesday, indicate that plant- and fish-based diets were associated with 73 per

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One Surprising Health Effect of Not Eating Meat, New Study Says

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Perhaps Meatless Monday meals should occur a few more days a week. According to research that was presented at the annual European Congress on Obesity (ECO), vegetarians are likely to have healthier biomarkers—measurements that offer a clinical assessment—compared to meat lovers.

Study authors from the University of Glasgow examined the self-reported diet habits of healthy adults (ages 37 to 73) in the United Kingdom. After dividing the men and women into two groups—vegetarians (4,111 of the volunteers) and meat-eaters (a total of 166,516 people)—the investigators observed 19 blood and urine biomarkers associated with various chronic conditions and diseases.

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Vegetarians who drink and smoke a lot are still healthier than meat-eaters, big new study finds

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Research shows that vegetarians are healthier than meat-lovers even if they are smokers and drinkers.

The scientists at the University of Glasgow in Scotland have examined more than 175,000 British adults, revealing that those with a plant-based diet were healthier than meat-lovers regardless of their age, weight, smoking habits, or how much alcohol they consumed, according to Study Find.


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The team factored in 19 different biomarkers in preventing cancer, heart and age-related diseases, as well as

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