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).

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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.

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