Plant-based diets could be the key to healthier aging

Written by Caitlin Killen

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A recent editorial – published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition – suggests that a plant-based diet could protect against a host of age-related diseases. Preventing these diseases could help ease the healthcare burden imposed by an aging population. Researchers from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (DC, USA) evaluated the results of clinical trials and epidemiological studies related to aging and nutrition. They found that adopting a plant-based diet could reduce the risk of age-associated diseases, such as Alzheimer’s, cancer and heart disease. “The global population of adults 60 years old or older is expected to...

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