Study following twins finds those on plant-based diets were biologically younger and healthier in just 8 weeks

In a recent study by Stanford University examining 22 sets of identical twins, researchers found that adopting a plant-based diet for just eight weeks resulted in improved health. Participants who followed plant-based diets experienced improved heart health, significant weight loss, and signs of slower aging based on health markers, in comparison to their twins who continued consuming animal products. These findings suggest that incorporating more plant-based foods, such as vegetables, beans, whole grains, and nuts, into one’s diet can be a key strategy for achieving and maintaining optimal health.

Source: Landry MJ, Ward CP, Cunanan KM, et al. Cardiometabolic Effects of Omnivorous vs Vegan Diets in Identical Twins: A Randomized Clinical TrialJAMA Netw Open. 2023.


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