Even moderate adherence to vegetarian diet could prevent overweight/obesity in middle age – EurekAlert News

EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF OBESITY

Eating a diet high in plant-based foods and low in animal-based foods may protect against obesity in middle aged and elderly populations, even if a vegetarian or vegan diet is not strictly followed.

The new research being presented at this year’s European Congress on Obesity (ECO) in Vienna, Austria (23-26 May), indicates that a plant-based diet lowers the risk of developing obesity in the long term–over 26 years follow-up.

Link to the article: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-05/eaft-ema052118.php