Healthy plant-based diets are better for health and the environment than unhealthy plant-based diets: New research

In a new study published in the journal Lancet Planetary Health, researchers characterized the health and environmental impacts associated with high versus low scores on various plant-rich dietary indices in a U.S. cohort study. These researchers found that participants in the highest alternative healthy eating index-2010 (AHEI) and healthy plant-based diet index (PDI) score quintilesContinue reading “Healthy plant-based diets are better for health and the environment than unhealthy plant-based diets: New research”

Do carbon footprint labels promote climatarian diets? Evidence from a large-scale field experiment

In a recent study published in the Journal of Environmental Economics & Management, researchers from the United Kingdom (UK) assessed the causal effect of carbon footprint labelling on individual meal choices in a university cafeteria setting using a large-scale field experiment. The study allowed the scientists explicitly explore whether carbon footprint labels can induce moreContinue reading Do carbon footprint labels promote climatarian diets? Evidence from a large-scale field experiment

Eat-Lancet diet reduces death risk by 25%, study finds

Researchers reported recently in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition that, “[W]e developed an index to quantify adherence to the EAT-Lancet diet and assess its relation to mortality in a large, population-based Swedish cohort. Our main findings showed that those with the highest adherence to the EAT-Lancet diet had a 25% lower risk of mortality,Continue reading Eat-Lancet diet reduces death risk by 25%, study finds