Overweight and Obesity Increase Risk for Early Death

Article by PCRM. Overweight and obesity increase the risk of premature death from cancer, heart disease, and other conditions, according to a meta-analysis published online in The Lancet. Researchers examined 239 studies that tracked BMI and mortality rates for 10,625,411 participants across four continents.

Plant-Based Diets: A Physician’s Guide

Because of the ever-increasing body of evidence in support of the health advantages of plant-based nutrition, there is a need for guidance on implementing its practice. This article provides physicians and other health care practitioners an overview of the myriad benefits of a plant-based diet as well as details on how best to achieve a well-balanced, nutrient-dense meal plan. It also defines notable nutrient sources, describes how to get started, and offers suggestions on how health care practitioners can encourage their patients to achieve goals, adhere to the plan, and experience success. Read the full report here: The Permanente Journal.

Where do you get your protein?

Article by PCRM. “Where do you get your protein?” It’s probably the No. 1 question vegetarians and vegans get about their diets. But why? In the United States today, protein deficiency is virtually nonexistent. In fact, most Americans are actually getting twice the protein their bodies really need.

Help Stop the Spread of Superbugs

Article from NIH News in Health.
For nearly a century, bacteria-fighting drugs known as antibiotics have helped to control and destroy many of the harmful bacteria that can make us sick. But in recent decades, antibiotics have been losing their punch against some types of bacteria. In fact, certain bacteria are now unbeatable with today’s medicines. Sadly, the way we’ve been using antibiotics is helping to create new drug-resistant “superbugs.”

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