Vegan diet significantly remodels metabolism in young children
(University of Helsinki) University of Helsinki researchers report a comprehensive pilot study on the metabolic effects of full vegan diet on young children. The study found vegan children to have remarkably altered metabolism and lower vitamin A and D status compared to children with no special diet. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

HEALTH QUIZ: How much of 2020 do YOU remember?
From the first celebrities to receive a Covid jab, to vegan junk food, to that trip to Barnard Castle - take The Mail on Sunday Health Team's Christmas quiz to find out just how much of 2020 you recall. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vegan diet -- a question of values
(BfR Federal Institute for Risk Assessment) More and more people in Germany are giving up food of animal origin. What motivates them to do so? And what impact does this have on their health? This is the main topic in the latest issue of the science magazine BfR2GO. The German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) has examined both attitudes and motivations, and has investigated associations between a vegan diet and nutrient supply. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How healthy is a vegan Christmas?... and can you really stomach soya turkey made with coconut milk?
The vegan bug bit last year, with thousands of Britons turning to plant-based diets in a bid to save the environment and feel generally healthier. And 12 months on, it shows no signs of abating. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yosemite's Ahwahnee Hotel under fire for hosting hundreds at Thanksgiving feast
Advertised as a "hearty touchless buffet," the meal cost $103 per adult and $53 per child, and included options like cider-brined turkey and vegan wild mushroom strudel. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - December 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Hayley Smith Source Type: news

Vegetarian health and nutrition: 7 Nutrients you can't get from plants
(Natural News) Eating only plant-based foods as a vegan or vegetarian confers numerous health benefits, including improved heart health and a decreased risk of various diseases. But humans have been eating both plants and meat for thousands of years. In fact, many nutrients that are important for overall health can only be found in meat, fish and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Excipients information for Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, Specialist Pharmacy Service
This article summarises publicly available information and data about the excipients contained in the vaccine and any potential adverse effects. The excipients in the vaccine may need to be considered by special patient groups e.g. vegans. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is the Covid vaccine vegan?
THE PFIZER/BIONTECH vaccine has become the first to be approved for widespread use on humans, with immunisations having already begun in the UK this week. But is the Covid vaccine vegan? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

If we can grow cruelty-free meat in a lab, what is there to beef about? | Barbara Ellen
Science is forcing vegans and vegetarians who demand others join them to think againWith the developments in laboratory-cultured meat, vegetarians and vegans need to ask themselves: is it still about animal welfare or is it about stopping people eating meat?Cultured meat, produced in bioreactors from muscle cells taken from live animals, has beenapproved for the first time by a regulatory authority. “Chicken bites” by San Francisco startup Eat Just have been approved for sale by the Singapore Food Agency. It’s a landmark moment that could lead to a revolution in “kind/clean” meat, significantl...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 5, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Barbara Ellen Tags: Meat Food Meat industry Farming Environment Food science Veganism Vegetarianism Source Type: news

Vegans 43% more likely to suffer broken bones than meat eaters, Oxford study finds
A study by academics at the University of Oxford found that vegans have more than double the risk of suffering a broken hip than meat... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are vegans REALLY any healthier than their carnivore counterparts? 
There are some 600,000 vegans in the UK - compared with 150,000 in 2014 - according to charity The Vegan Society. But is this way of eating actually good for you? (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vegan Diets Tied to Higher Bone Fracture Risk
Vegans face a 43% higher risk for bone fractures than meat eaters, a large British study warns. The researchers also identified a notably higher risk for hip fractures among those who eat fish but no meat (pescatarians), and among vegetarians who swear off both meat and fish, but do consume dairy and/or eggs. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vegans Have Increased Risk for Total, Main-Site Fractures
MONDAY, Nov. 23, 2020 -- Vegans have increased risks for total fractures and some site-specific fractures compared with meat eaters, according to a study published online Nov. 23 in BMC Medicine. Tammy Y.N. Tong, Ph.D., from the University of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 23, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Vegetarian or Vegan? Watch Your Bone Health
Those who ate a meat-free diet were at increased risk for bone fractures. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Diet and Nutrition Bone Fractures Meat Dietary Supplements and Herbal Remedies Vegetarianism Veganism Source Type: news

Vegan Diets Tied to Higher Bone Fracture Risk
  MONDAY, Nov. 23, 2020 -- Chew on this: Vegans face a 43% higher risk for bone fractures than meat eaters, a large British study warns. The rise in risk was not confined to vegans, who eat no meat, fish, dairy or eggs. The researchers also... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 23, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Vegans, vegetarians and pescetarians may be at higher risk of bone fractures
(BMC (BioMed Central)) Compared with people who ate meat, vegans with lower calcium and protein intakes on average, had a 43% higher risk of fractures anywhere in the body (total fractures), as well as higher risks of site-specific fractures of the hips, legs and vertebrae, according to a study published in the open access journal BMC Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 22, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Thanksgiving Side Dishes for Keto, Vegan and Other Diets
Elena Veselova / Alamy Stock Photo ... These days when people sit down to Thanksgiving dinner, their food preferences come with them. ... Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, keto and other dietary requ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - November 20, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Veganism: Vitamin B12 is well supplemented, iodine is a matter of concern
(BfR Federal Institute for Risk Assessment) Those following a vegan diet have an increased risk of iodine deficiency. This is indicated by the results of a research project from the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR). In the 'Risks and benefits of a vegan diet' (RBVD) study project, a BfR research team investigated the nutrient supply in 36 people following a vegan diet and 36 people with a mixed diet. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 10, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Diabetes prevention: Following a 16-week vegan diet boosts gut microbes linked to body weight and blood sugar management
(Natural News) Scientists have known for a while now that eating more plants and cutting back on meat can ward off diabetes or help in the management of the disease. But recent research offers new information on the possible mechanisms behind such a diet’s beneficial effects on diabetes: the proliferation of gut bacteria. In a major breakthrough, scientists... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Some Coronavirus Patients Are Reporting Symptoms That Last Months. Nobody Knows Exactly How to Treat Them
Kayla Brim laughed when she learned it could take 10 days to get her COVID-19 test results back. “I thought, ‘Okay, well, within 10 days I should be fine,’” she remembers. That was on July 2. More than a month later, Brim is still far from fine. Prior to the pandemic, the 28-year-old from Caldwell, Idaho, juggled homeschooling her two kids with her work as a makeup artist—she was supposed to open her own salon in July. Now, she suffers daily from shortness of breath, exhaustion, excruciating headaches, brain fog, neuropathy, high blood pressure and loss of taste and smell. She feels like &ldqu...
Source: TIME: Health - August 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Beans, mushrooms and more: Vegan sources of protein and vitamins B12 and D
(Natural News) Vegans and vegetarians don’t get enough protein – or so people think. In a recent article published online, internal medicine specialist Milton Mills blasted claims from dietitians that ditching meat means missing out on protein, an essential macronutrient. Plant cells contain protein, Mills argued. In fact, plant-based foods like grains, legumes and nuts... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Modern Sustainability Could Learn From a 200-Year-Old American Tradition
This article is excerpted from TIME: SUSTAINABILITY, available at retailers and on Amazon. In his book Walden, the American essayist Henry David Thoreau famously documented his attempts to live simply and “deliberately” on the edge of a lake in the woods of Massachusetts. While many today think of Thoreau’s memoir as a paean to a solitary existence, those who study and teach Thoreau say this is a misconception. “The message of Walden is not about withdrawing from society,” says Aaron Sachs, a professor of history at Cornell University who studies American culture and its engagement with natur...
Source: TIME: Science - July 24, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Vegan foods: Are bagels considered vegan?
(Natural News) Following the vegan diet means avoiding all animal by-products such as meat, dairy and eggs. But when it comes to bagels, how can vegans tell when a product is vegan or not? The terms vegan and vegetarian are sometimes interchanged, but these two diets are different. Vegetarian diets exclude meat, poultry, game, fish and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are Raw Food, Homemade or Vegan Diets Good for Your Pet?
MONDAY, June 29, 2020 -- Loving pet parents only want the finest fare for their furry friends, but with a dizzying array of choices, it's hard to know which pet diet is best. Raw food is all the rage, but is it really better than commercial kibble... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 29, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Things I know to be true 1 – We are all walking miracles
Back when I was child I genuinely believed that when my mother kissed my knee to make it better, she did actually do that. And as I grew older although that belief faded away in the light of the obvious ‘fact’ of the medical model, it never truly disappeared. Time and again I would reflect on what it meant to be healthy and when my own health challenges began in my mid-teens, some part of me always knew that my mother’s kiss held meaning. I remember being 16 years old and just about to sit ‘O’ levels, as they were then. I had been having a period for what must have been weeks and I was tired a...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - June 25, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Health life miracle Source Type: news

Things I know to be true – We are all walking miracles
Back when I was child I genuinely believed that when my mother kissed my knee to make it better, she did actually do that. And as I grew older although that belief faded away in the light of the obvious ‘fact’ of the medical model, it never truly disappeared. Time and again I would reflect on what it meant to be healthy and when my own health challenges began in my mid-teens, some part of me always knew that my mother’s kiss held meaning. I remember being 16 years old and just about to sit ‘O’ levels, as they were then. I had been having a period for what must have been weeks and I was tired a...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - June 25, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Health life miracle Source Type: news

'It ’s psychologically easier': how anti-vaxxers capitalised on coronavirus fears to spread misinformation
While many believe a Covid-19 vaccine will be a ‘ticket out’, experts are concerned getting people to take it is the real challengeSign up for Guardian Australia ’s daily coronavirus emailDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notificationsWhen Susan had a baby daughter, she was not planning on having her vaccinated. It didn ’t seem abnormal to her – most of her mothers’ group didn’t vaccinate either.“I had friends who believed in natural healing, healthy food, being vegan, eating raw food. I just didn’t think that vaccines were necessary.”&...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 6, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Tory Shepherd Tags: Vaccines and immunisation Australia news Coronavirus outbreak Health Infectious diseases Medical research Science Society Source Type: news

It's vegan comfort food. Really.
Have you ever felt a powerful feeling of relaxation wash over you as you took a bite of a fresh-baked cookie or your mother's biscuits and gravy? (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Happens To Your Body And Brain When You Go Vegan Or Vegetarian
Interest in a plant-based diet is high due to coronavirus-related meat shortages, personal health, and more. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Life, the universe and medicine – part 2
So, I have the two appointments I’ve been waiting for, and I’m still waiting to hear about the blood results – on that score, no news should be good news – in my head at least. I have a bronchoscopy on 4th July at 8.15am to take a look down my nose, throat and trachea into the larger brachia of the lungs. I fully expect to be told that I was wasting their time and to go away – nicely of course. The breast surgery team – which seems like quite an assumption to me – will see me on the 19th July; so much for the two weeks ‘urgent’ appointment. I found it fascinating though...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - May 5, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Happiness Thought for the day my story Source Type: news

4 Plant-based sources of vegan cheese (Plus 2 recipes to try)
(Natural News) A vegan diet is good for your overall health, but it restricts what you can and can’t eat. If you’re craving cheese but want to stick to your diet, why not try vegan cheese? Plant-based vegan cheese Vegan cheese is a plant-based substitute for animal-based cheese, and it’s popular among people who want to go dairy-free... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Plants against diabetes: Adopting a plant-based diet can slash your risk of developing metabolic diseases
(Natural News) Researchers have found that people who stick to plant-based diets, such as a vegetarian or a vegan diet, have a significantly lower risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. Their study, which appeared in JAMA Internal Medicine, revealed that eating a plant-based diet is associated with a 23 percent lower risk, and that this risk is even lower for... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This Mexican restaurant is selling everything from vegan tacos to KN95 face masks
Need pandemic supplies? This Whittier taco shop probably has them. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - April 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Patricia Esc árcega Source Type: news

Letters to the Editor: Want to help prevent the next pandemic? Go vegan
If human exploitation of animals for food is causing viruses to spill over into our species, we need to stop eating meat and other animal products. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - April 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vegan diet is no healthier if you continue to eat sugar-laden junk food, new study reveals
Vegans and vegetarians must avoid too many sweets, fruit juice and refined grains such as white bread and white flour to make sure they're feeling the benefits in their heart, researchers say. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus forces Met Gala postponement, L.A. Fashion Week cancellations
Vegan Fashion Week will livestream its runway behind closed doors. "The public event might be canceled, but the message cannot be," says founder. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - March 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Adam Tschorn Source Type: news

Diabetes outcomes differ by type of bariatric surgery
Roux-en-Y gastric bypass linked to better diabetes outcomes and weight loss compared with gastric sleeve Related items fromOnMedica Surgery a better option for obese diabetics Type 2 diabetes in 10 times more young people than realised Keep off lost weight for continued cardiometabolic benefit Diabetes drug use during pregnancy affects child's weight Vegan diet may help blood sugar control (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 5, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Vitamin B12 deficiency symptoms: Unusual sensation that affects mobility could be a sign
VITAMIN B12 is needed to produce an adequate amount of healthy red blood cells and is available only in animal foods, which means many vegans and vegetarians could be deficient. Feeling an unusual sensation that may affect mobility could signal a B12 deficiency. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Thinking of going vegan? What you need to know first
While vegan eating certainly has its benefits, the choice comes with some considerations, too. Before you jump on the vegan bandwagon, there are some things worth noting. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Omega-3 fatty acids for the primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease
In this interview with Dr. Lee Hooper we find out more about this new Cochrane review -Omega-3 fatty acids for the primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular diseaseTell us about this Cochrane ReviewThere is a great deal of public belief in the cardiovascular benefits of omega-3 fats.   Intakes of long-chain omega-3 fats in the US are higher from dietary supplements than foods.  But public health advice differs across countries. The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence in the UK encourages people to eat oily fish intake (the major source of long-chain omega-3 f ats) but discourages supple...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 5, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Study: Runners on vegan, lacto-ovo-vegetarian and omnivorous diets have similar exercise capacity
(Natural News) For athletes, training is just half the equation for winning the sport. The other half could very well be their diet, since eating the right foods can help improve their performance significantly. For the latter, going on the internet can be a minefield, with many health sites offering different (and sometimes even contradicting)... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin B12 deficiency: Five vegan foods you can eat to prevent the condition
VITAMIN B12 is a crucial vitamin needed for healthy nerve tissue health, brain function and the production of red blood cells. With more and more people making the decision to become vegan, its important to know what vegan foods contain vitamin B12. What are five vegan foods one can eat to prevent a deficiency? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Africa: Meet the Afri-Vegans: South Africa Slowly Embracing Veganism
[VOA] Meat may be meeting its match, as more and more South Africans are experimenting with vegetarian and vegan lifestyles. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 23, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

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There are a growing number of products to help you go vegetarian or vegan. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Greggs' new fake steak bake really any better for you than the meat one?
High-street baker Greggs brought us a vegan steak bake last month, following the success of their vegan sausage roll, launched this time last year. There are now dozens of vegan alternatives. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman reveals how she dropped three dress sizes in eight weeks
Ellie Phillips, 32, who lives in London, told Femail how she dropped three dress sizes and lost over a stone in eight weeks after switching to a vegan diet and ditching caffeine and booze. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DR MAX THE MIND DOCTOR: I used to be vegan, but it was so BORING!
DR MAX THE MIND DOCTOR: The idea that by giving up animal products we can in some way make up for our overindulgence last month is bunkum. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘Most realistic’ plant-based steak revealed
Vegan alternatives to meat are popular but recreating the texture of steak is challengingThe “most realistic” plant-based steak to date has been revealed, mimicking the texture and appearance of a real cut of meat.The fake steak ’s ingredients include pea, seaweed and beetroot juice, which are extruded into fine fibres to recreate muscle tissue. Its producer, the Spanish company Novameat, says the steak will be available in some restaurants in Spain and Italy this year before scaling up in 2021.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 10, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Damian Carrington Environment editor Tags: Vegan food and drink Climate change Environment World news Veganism Science Life and style Vegetarianism Source Type: news

Most meat eaters admit veganism is ethical and environmentally good - but fear a sacrificing taste
A survey of 1,000 meat lovers in the UK was led by the University of Bath. Some 70 per cent thought a vegan diet was sustainable and ethical for animals. However, half think the food is tasteless. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trendy vegan yoghurts and desserts can contain MORE sugar than dairy ones
Researchers at the University of Leeds analysed 893 popular yoghurts and similar dessert products. Vegan products can be made of 20 per cent sugar even if they are deemed healthier. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news