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Vegan diet as lifestyle choice and the need for risk communication
(BfR Federal Institute for Risk Assessment) Tofu sausages on the barbecue, followed by cake made with bananas instead of eggs? There is no doubt that the vegan diet is in vogue. Alongside the proven positive effects on health, however, there are also risks. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Happy World Vegan Month!
It’s World Vegan Month, and as the PNR’s only vegan, I thought I would take the opportunity to post about this little known celebration.  It has always struck me as odd that World Vegan Month should fall during Thanksgiving, a holiday renown for the consumption of vast amounts of turkey and ham. But then again, the vast majority of Americans are not vegan. What are vegans? MeSH defines them as “persons who avoid consuming animal products or animal-derived substances, such as MEAT; EGGS; or HONEY. Some vegans also refrain from using animals or animal products in any form or for any purpose, such as in...
Source: Dragonfly - November 13, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Ann Madhavan Tags: Health Observances News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

Some high street vegan lunches less healthy than ice cream
A third of the half a million vegans in the UK follow the diet for perceived health benefits, according to a recent YouGov survey. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

When More Vegan Meals Are The Goal, What Is The Strategy?
Activist Tobias Leenaert counsels vegans and vegetarians to focus on vegan meals rather than vegan identities — and to talk encouragingly with meat reducers, says anthropologist Barbara J. King.(Image credit: yulkapopkova/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - November 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Barbara J. King Source Type: news

Nigeria:Vegan Diet Can Reverse Chronic Diseases That Are Prevalent in Nigeria, Says Olatunji
[Guardian] Today is World Vegan Day, a day set aside since 1994 to celebrate the benefits of veganism to humans, animals and the environment. Being vegan entails complete abstinence from all animal products, animal by-products and animal exploitation, but in a country where the number of pieces of beef, poultry or fish you have on your plate is almost a status symbol, being vegan is mostly unappealing. Vegans, however, are inclined to mention the immense benefits of their diet. To highlight some of the benefits, LOLA (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 1, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Vegan diet warning: Beware THIS unexpected side-effect of SUDDENLY ditching meat and dairy
VEGAN diets continue to grow in popularity. However, suddenly removing meat, dairy and other animal products from meals could cause hair loss. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vegans put meat back on their plates due to weight gain
Dietitian Maria Bella (pictured) from NYC went vegan for two years before going back to her regular diet. She found that she was eating more unhealthy on the diet than she does now with eating meat. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Protein Anxiety – Do YOU have it?
(Natural News) Vegetarians and vegans alike are constantly bombarded with the same encumbering questions – where do you get your protein and do you get enough? The old adage that comes from a retired and biased food pyramid that says you have to eat meat as a major part of your daily food regimen to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vegan food truck shuts down after celebrating deaths of "fifty nine meat eaters" in Las Vegas massacre
(Natural News) A vegan food truck owner has gone out of business after writing a controversial Facebook message in the immediate aftermath of the horrific Las Vegas mass shooting on October 1. Delinda Jensen, 60, sparked massive social media outrage after writing that “Yes I am jaded. Fifty nine meat eaters dead. How many animals will... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vegetarianism Linked to Depression Vegetarianism Linked to Depression
A new study from the National Institues of Health suggests that men who are vegetarians or vegans are at greater risk for depression than their counterparts who eat meat.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Vegan diet warning: Ditching meat could lead to EARLY hair loss in men
VEGAN and vegetarian diets could accelerate hair loss in men, according to an expert, since meat contains vital iron that helps locks grow. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study links vegetarian diet in pregnancy to substance abuse in offspring
Conclusion While having too little vitamin B12 in your diet during pregnancy can affect a baby's development, it remains to be proven whether a vegetarian diet in pregnancy can cause substance abuse problems in teenage offspring. The findings do not mean that vegetarian pregnant women need to start eating meat. It is already recommended that vegetarian and vegan mums-to-be take special care to ensure they get enough of certain nutrients that are found in meat and fish, such as vitamin B12, vitamin D and iron. The study identifies a possible link between having little or no meat consumption in pregnancy (which may have led ...
Source: NHS News Feed - October 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

Personal Health: Good Vegan, Bad Vegan
A vegan who consumes no animal products can be just as unhealthy as an omnivore who dines on burgers and chicken nuggets. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Diet and Nutrition Veganism Vegetarianism Cooking and Cookbooks Animals Animal Abuse, Rights and Welfare Source Type: news

Halo Top Is Now Offering Non-Dairy and Vegan Ice Cream in 7 Flavors
Halo Top announced a new line of vegan and non-dairy flavors of its ice cream that has taken the dessert world by storm. The company, which sells what it calls a healthy replacement for full-calorie ice cream, introduced the new line of ice cream Thursday, and said the flavors would hit grocery store shelves in mid-October. Flavors of the vegan and non-dairy ice cream include Peanut Butter Cup, Chocolate, Oatmeal Cookie, Sea Salt Caramel, Caramel Macchiato, Cinnamon Roll and Chocolate Covered Banana. They are made with coconut milk and maintain the ice cream’s traditional 280-360 calorie range. Halo Top CEO Justin W...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized Food onetime Source Type: news

Modeling the impact of green eggs and hens
(University of British Columbia Okanagan campus) New research findings from UBC's Okanagan campus show that poultry given vegan organic chicken feed can help to produce eggs with a smaller environmental footprint than those fed non-organic feeds that contain animal by-products. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 12, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Brothers are set to row the Atlantic on a vegan diet
EXCLUSIVE Greg Bailey, 27, and Jude Massey, 18, from Lymington, Hampshire, will row 3,000 miles from Gran Canaria to Barbados. Only 317 crews have successfully crossed the second-largest ocean. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Did Beyonc é trigger the rise of vegans?
The singer adopted plant-based diet along with her husband Jay Z – but only for 22 days. Yet Finnish research suggests this short stint was enough to trigger a rise in veganism around the world. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Guardian view on veganism: high in moral fibre | Editorial
Vegans are often unfairly mocked. They should instead be praisedJeremy Corbyn is “going through the process” of eating more vegan food, he has said – he just has to bring himself to give up the brie, verboten under vegan rules, along with eggs, milk and everything animals produce. Later, as if fearful of a backlash, his spokesperson issued a statement denying he was vegan. But the Labour leader was right to be proud of his efforts. Vegans are often unreasonably mocked as do-gooders and sniped at for making dinner parties awkward for those who don’t like lentils quite so much. This is unfair: the die...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 5, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Editorial Tags: Veganism Life and style Food Environment Food science Source Type: news

Stump Kitchen: Edmonton woman cooks with big heart and one hand
Alexis Hillyard smirks mischievously as she uses her stump as a spatula to scrape avocado from its skin. The Edmonton woman cooks up delicious all vegan, gluten free meals -- all with just one hand. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Edmonton Source Type: news

Stump Kitchen: Edmonton woman cooks with big heart and 1 hand
Alexis Hillyard smirks mischievously as she uses her stump as a spatula to scrape avocado from its skin. The Edmonton woman cooks up delicious all vegan, gluten free meals -- all with just one hand. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Edmonton Source Type: news

Should Jeremy Corbyn go vegan?
Daily Politics panellists discuss being vegan after Jeremy Corbyn praised the diet. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

August Consumer Product Recalls
Do you have small children, enjoy hiking and BBQs, and own electronics or Dr. Martens Vegan boots? If so, the August consumer product recalls list may be of interest. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 1, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Diana Hembree, Contributor Source Type: news

Fire Hazards Top August Consumer Product Recalls
There's something for everyone on the August consumer products recall list, from hazardous toys, toddler clothes and cell phones to Dr. Martens Vegan boots. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 1, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Diana Hembree, Contributor Source Type: news

Morning Break: Talcum Powder Settlement; Walnut Anyone? Vegan Diet Myths
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - August 22, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

New meta-analysis finds a plant-based vegetarian diet is associated with lower cholesterol
(Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine) A new dietary review of 49 observational and controlled studies finds plant-based vegetarian diets, especially vegan diets, are associated with lower levels of total cholesterol, including lower levels of HDL and LDL cholesterol, compared to omnivorous diets. The meta-analysis appears as an online advance in Nutrition Reviews. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 22, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Mainstream media now attacking vegan documentary "What the Health" because it tells the truth about processed meat and disease
(Natural News) A new documentary called What the Health was critically panned by health experts and the mainstream media for its allegedly misleading claims on the harmful effects of animal food products and the purported benefits of going vegan all the way. The show’s website highlighted the topics of dispute, which were timed in order of their discussion.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vegan diet warning: THIS is why you should be eating red meat
VEGAN and vegetarian eating may be increasingly trendy, but the diets - in which people completely ditch meat - could put you at a greater risk of depression. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FEMINISM IS HATE: Melbourne cafe charges 18% "man tax" to punish men for the way they were born
(Natural News) An Australian vegan cafe has opened up a new front in the social justice culture war. The Melbourne eatery has announced that it will impose a gender pay gap surcharge of 18 percent on anyone who enters the establishment who happens to be born male. In addition, female customers will receive priority seating. The cafe plans... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why we fell for clean eating
The oh-so-Instagrammable food movement has been thoroughly debunked – but it shows no signs of going away. The real question is why we were so desperate to believe it. By Bee WilsonIn the spring of 2014, Jordan Younger noticed that her hair was falling out in clumps. “Not cool” was her reaction. At the time, Younger, 23, believed herself to be eating the healthiest of all possible diets. She was a “gluten-free, sugar-free, oil-free, grain-free, legume-free, plant-based raw vegan”. As The Blonde Vegan, Younger was a “wellness” blogger in New York City , one of thousands on Instagram...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 11, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Bee Wilson Tags: Food & drink Diets and dieting Life and style Food and drink Books Food science Food TV Television Eating disorders Health Mental health Society Nutrition wellbeing Social media Instagram Veganism Vegetarianism Source Type: news

Factory chickens grown in the U.S. are too heavy to stand on their own feet; meat begins ROTTING even before they're killed
(Natural News) Recent controversy in the U.K. about the prospect of U.S. chickens hitting British supermarkets post-Brexit has shed light on the horrific conditions these animals face, and it’s enough to make even the most passionate poultry eater go full vegan. Why did the idea of these chickens being sold in the U.K. spark such... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Seven benefits of almond milk
Almond milk is nutritious, can be used in cooking and baking, and is a great milk substitute for vegans and people who are allergic or intolerant to dairy. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Breast milk in, cow's milk out: Vegan diet can be healthy for children
A Regina mother decided to raise her child without eating animal products. A pediatrician agrees it can be a healthy way of eating. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Saskatchewan Source Type: news

From 'couch potato' dad to vegan ultra-endurance athlete
Rich Roll spoke with ABC's Dan Harris for his "10% Happier" podcast. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Going Vegan: Is It a Good Choice for Kids?
A vegan diet has plenty of health benefits for adults. Do kids reap the same rewards? (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to make fast food healthier for vegetarians and vegans
(Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Vegan Argument
Can we say whether or not a well balanced, vegan diet is BEST for human health? I will tell you the answer momentarily, but (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vegan pet dogs? Yes it's happening
(Natural News) Dogs are man’s best friend.  So it follows that we’d want our best friends to enjoy the same things that make us happy and healthy. This is why it more pet owners are now switching their dogs to a vegan diet. Surprised? Don’t be. Just like us, dogs can benefit a lot from... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Vegan Dog
Will a vegan diet make dogs healthier? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MARIE TAE McDERMOTT Tags: Pets Cats Dogs Veganism Diet and Nutrition Source Type: news

Raw vegan bloggers go EXTREME, claiming that menstruation can be eliminated with a raw food diet
(Natural News) Raw vegan bloggers have taken their health agenda a step too far, saying that losing their period as a consequence of switching to a raw vegan diet is not unhealthy at all, even claiming that amenorrhea (the absence of menstruation) for raw vegans is an indicator of a clean body and stable, well-balanced hormones. Freelee the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors slam vegan bloggers who claim periods are 'toxic'
Some raw vegan bloggers are claiming menstruation is 'toxicity leaving the body' and can be eliminated with a raw vegan diet, against the warnings of US and Canadian health experts. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vegan diets can kill your children, claims Big Food propaganda campaign
(Natural News) The dairy industry does everything in its power to convince the public that our nutritional needs aren’t met unless we consume our daily share of milk products. The only opposition standing in the way of the dairy industry is the vegan’s way of life, which avoids all mucus-forming dairy and meat. As veganism gains popularity, Big Food propaganda campaigns will inevitable fight back,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How To Give Vegan 'Ice Cream' That Creamy Taste, Minus The Milk
From avocado to almonds, vegan frozen desserts abound today. But replicating the complex choreography of water, protein, fat and sugar that milk usually takes care of is a challenge.(Image credit: Courtesy of NadaMoo!) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - May 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jill Neimark Source Type: news

Single mother with cancer stops chemo for vegan juicing
Mother-of-three Marion, 42, of Merseyside was given a year to live after her breast cancer spread, but rejected chemo in favour of vitamins, juices and unprocessed vegan food. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Experts warn parents of the risks of getting vegan diets wrong in young children
(Spink Health) Experts at the 50th Annual Meeting of the European Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN) are today warning that young children who follow a vegan diet without medical and dietary advice carry the risk of a number of nutrient deficiencies, including vitamin B12, calcium, zinc and high quality protein, which can have potentially devastating health effects. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Review finds no link between dairy and heart attack or stroke risk
Conclusion This large meta-analysis of cohort studies demonstrated no increased risk to cardiovascular disease, coronary heart disease or all-cause death from eating dairy products. The review has strengths in its large size and the fact it was able to analyse different types of dairy product, such as high and low-fat and everyday products such as cheese and yoghurt. However, there are a number of factors to consider: The results of a systematic review are only as good as the quality of the underlying studies. These are all observational studies and it's possible that unadjusted health and lifestyle factors are having an...
Source: NHS News Feed - May 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Heart/lungs Neurology Source Type: news

The foods converting Germans to vegans
When thinking of a typically German meal, two particular items probably spring to mind: bratwurst sausage and a tender schnitzel. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Real or fake: Going meat-free
Want to cut meat out of your diet, but don't want to miss it too much? There are a growing number of products to help you go vegetarian or vegan. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

32 Celebrities who have gone vegan
(Natural News) Every year, more people are choosing to live the cruelty-free life and go vegan, especially the young — and especially those in Hollywood. In fact, PETA even predicted that 2017 will be “The Year of the Vegan,” and cited over a dozen food trends that show veganism is hitting the mainstream in a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Choline Intake Raises TMAO From Gut Flora, Platelet Activation Choline Intake Raises TMAO From Gut Flora, Platelet Activation
People with high TMAO levels, vegans and omnivores alike, are clearly at increased thrombotic risk, says one of the field's leaders. The elevations in his study respond to daily aspirin.Heartwire from Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - April 27, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news