28 Jun '11, 4pm

Study Confirms: Plant-Based Diet Decreases Childhood Obesity - Planet Green

Study Confirms: Plant-Based Diet Decreases Childhood Obesity - Planet Green

in this country but it often seems like too little too late considering that if massive changes aren't made than our nation will face a public health problem of epic proportions. This means increased healthcare costs across the board and diseases like type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and cancer running rampant. A new study confirms a conclusion that makes perfect sense. A reduction in childhood obesity, it turns out, is tied to a plant-based diet. It may seem obvious that eating low calorie fruits and vegetables is linked to reduced weight gain, but this study went further than that. It stated that specific plant-based food groups including grains, nuts, and nut butters were associated with a decreased probability of childhood obesity while animal products like dairy especially, were associated with weight gain. The study, published in Nutrition Journal , studied 1764 healt...

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