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Veg Diet Beats Bad Heart Genes

Consuming raw fruits and vegetables can mitigate heart disease, even in people with risky genes.

While genetics have long been thought to play an important role in the likelihood of developing heart disease, recent research has found that diet can be even more influential. A new study published in PloS Medicine focused on people with specific genetic variants that are known to increase the risk of heart disease, finding that those who consumed a “Western” diet—heavy in meat, eggs, salt, fried foods, and sugar—were more than twice as likely to have a heart attacks than those who ate a diet with ample raw vegetables and fruits. Researchers collected data from more than 27,000 participants in 53 different countries for the comprehensive study.

Harvard Hosts Vegan Conference

Students will discuss the bioethical implications of the vegan diet at the sixth annual Ivy League Vegan Conference hosted by Harvard Vegan Society Student Group.
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Arkansas Passes Debilitating Ag-Gag Bill

The state enacted a bill that will jeopardize citizens' ability to report abuse across industries including nursing homes, hospitals, schools, and factory farms.
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Forbes Spotlights Women Challenging the Food Industry

The prominent media outlet focused on powerful women working toward fixing the broken food system, most through plant-based innovation.
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Vegan Shrimp to Hit Shelves Next Month

New Wave's innovative algae-based popcorn shrimp will debut ahead of schedule due to widespread market interest.
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Vegan Junk Food Bar to Open in Amsterdam in April

The munchies capital of the world will welcome a plant-based eatery, with burgers and fries galore.
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This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

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