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Cutting Out Meat Eases Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms

Science writer finds that eliminating animal products reduces fatigue in patients with multiple sclerosis.

A paper published in this month’s issue of scientific journal Nature explores the effect of dietary choices on symptoms experienced by people with multiple sclerosis (MS). Science writer Sujata Gupta identified various dietary studies conducted to determine the effects of nutrition on MS symptoms, such as fatigue, pain, and impaired coordination. Gupta points out that researchers have historically encountered difficulties in studying dietary effects on MS due to the inability to create adequate control groups. While several studies that excluded most meat (note that fish was still included) in the diet of MS patients proved inconclusive, Gupta reveals that a year-long study conducted on 61 patients who followed The McDougall Diet—which does not include any animal products or supplements—effectively lowered symptoms of fatigue in all participants. In recent years, multiple studies have proven plant-based diets effectively ease the pain associated with type 2 diabetes and lower the risk of heart disease, obesity, and certain types of cancer.

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Miami's Plant-Based SEED Food & Wine Festival Debuts in LA

SEED and Eat Drink Vegan will join forces this year to bring an epic vegan festival to Los Angeles.
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Chipotle Adds Quinoa to its NYC Test Kitchen Menu

In addition to sofritas, vegans might soon have another plant-based protein option at Chipotle—a blend of gold and red quinoa spiced with turmeric, citrus juice, and cilantro.
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Vegan Fashion Brand VAUTE Profiled on PBS

The brand's founder Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart spoke about her mission to create functional and fabulous vegan clothes to eliminate animal cruelty in the fashion industry.
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New Investor Coalition to Combat Meat Problem in China

Toronto-based Dao Foods International will promote plant-based and clean meat in China to curb the country's growing appetite for animal products.
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IKEA Debuts Plant-Based Hot Dogs

The furniture giant debuted the new animal-free option at a single store in Sweden with plans to expand the offering across Europe by August.
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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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