The articles listed below are curated from medical journals and experts, highlighting the value of a plant-strong diet.


Potassium Intake of the US population

Potassium in our diet

Why is potassium important? Potassium is important for many reasons. It is useful in fluid balance in the cells and blood. It is necessary for proper kidney function and muscle contraction. When our potassium levels become too low, our bodies don’t like it. We can have significant muscle weakness and muscle …


Effect of Sleep on Appetite and Hunger

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC535701/figure/pmed-0010062-g003/

Published 2004

Bottom Line: When we sleep more, we feel satiated more. We arent as hungry and are hunger hormones are suppressed. We gain less weight when we sleep more. Goal sleep 7-9 hours per night.

Discussion

We found that habitual sleep duration below 7.7 h was …


Effects of Lifestyle Modification on Telomerase Gene Expression in Hypertensive Patients: A Pilot Trial of Stress Reduction and Health Education Programs in African Americans

Background

African Americans suffer from disproportionately high rates of hypertension and cardiovascular disease. Psychosocial stress, lifestyle and telomere dysfunction contribute to the pathogenesis of hypertension and cardiovascular disease. This study evaluated effects of stress reduction and lifestyle modification on blood pressure, …


Diabetes associated with Cognitive Decline

Diabetes in midlife was associated with a 19% greater cognitive decline over 20 years compared with no diabetes. Cognitive decline was significantly greater among persons with prediabetes (HbA1c level of 5.7% to 6.4%) than among those with an HbA1c level less than 5.7%.


Vegan diet best for weight loss even with carbohydrate consumption, study finds

The study, conducted by the university's Arnold School of Public Health and published in The International Journal of Applied and Basic Nutritional Sciences, compared the amount of weight lost by those on vegan diets to those on a mostly plant-based diet, and those eating an omnivorous diet with a mix of animal products and plant based foods. At …


Study: Milk may not be very good for bones or the body

Milk is often touted as one of nature's most perfect foods -- and for good reason. It contains many essential nutrients and in particular, the high calcium content has been touted as crucial for good bone health when fortified with vitamin D, as it is in the United States.

But a new study from researchers in …



Changing the Treatment Paradigm for Coronary Artery Disease

This supplement to The American Journal of Cardiology presents the proceedings of the Summit on Cholesterol and Coronary Disease: Second National Conference on Lipids in the Elimination and Prevention of Coronary Artery Disease presented by the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in cooperation with the Walt Disney Company in Lake Buena Vista, florida,