Loma Linda Study Links Diet and Climate Change


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A Loma Linda study finds a beneficial connection between a vegetarian diet and climate change, reports the Adventist Review (“Vegetarian Diet Is Effective Tool Against Climate Change, Study Finds,” June 26, 2014, link).


The research, published in the upcoming July issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, found that a vegetarian diet results in nearly a third less greenhouse gas emissions than a diet with animal products.

“To our knowledge, no studies have yet used a single non-simulated data set to independently assess the climate change mitigation potential and actual health outcomes for the same dietary patterns,” said Joan Sabaté, a study co-author and a nutrition professor at Loma Linda University School of Public Health.

The study argues that a global shift toward plant-based diets would help protect people against food shortages by increasing food security and sustainability.

The complete article is available on the Adventist Review website.