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July 29, 2020 - Medical News Today

Vegan diet may promote healthy aging

Vegan diet may promote healthy aging
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Plant-based diets support healthy aging and could significantly reduce the risk of cardiometabolic diseases, including diabetes and heart disease, finds a new review. Plant-based diets are becoming increasingly popular in the United States.

A 2017 report estimated that 6% of U.S. consumers eat a vegan diet, up from just 1% in 2014. There are many reasons why people choose to adopt a vegan diet, including avoiding harm to animals and mitigating the environmental impact of intensive farming.

A plant-based diet also provides health benefits. This diet is higher in fiber and lower in cholesterol and fat than an omnivorous diet, and it scores higher on the Healthy Eating Index.

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