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Diets Rich in Nuts and Olive Oil Lower Stroke Risk

A plant-based Mediterranean-style diet, heavy in nuts and olive oil, reduces risk of stroke.

Vegans who incorporate nuts and olive oils into their diets are lowering chances of stroke and possibly heart disease by 30 percent, according to a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. While the reduced risk of stroke was statistically sound, the lower risk of heart attack findings was not––this may be because of the low number of heart attacks suffered by the 7,447 people studied in Spain during the five-year span, points out Wall Street Journal. Participants between 55 and 80 years old with a high risk of heart disease were told to have a minimum of four tablespoons of olive oil or 30 grams of walnuts, almonds, or hazelnuts per day depending on their experiment group.

German Minister Proposes Meat Ban at Gov't Meetings

Barbara Hendricks revealed plans to nix meat on menus in order to promote environmental responsibility during official meetings.
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Legendary Animal Rights Philosopher Tom Regan Dies at 78

The author and visionary fought for animals throughout his long and influential career.
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Bacon Brand Buys Plant-Based Meat Company

Maple Leaf Foods acquires meat-free company Lightlife for $140 million.
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New by CHLOE Comes to Rhode Island

The vegan restaurant's massive expansion across New England with a new location in Rhode Island planned for this summer.
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"Sexual Politics of Meat" Exhibit Opens in Los Angeles

Inspired by the work of vegan activist Carol Adams, 14 women will showcase their art to draw a connection between female oppression and animal agriculture.
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