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Studies: Vegan Diet Greatly Improves Asthma

Numerous studies reveal the correlation between plant-based diets and increased respiratory function.

In a four-part article and video series, Michael Greger, MD—the voice behind nutritionfacts.org, a non-commercial, science-based public service site—explains how a vegan diet leads to significantly reduced asthma symptoms in long-time sufferers by improving lung capacity and protecting the respiratory system from oxidative damage. Furthermore, the physician cites a Swedish study wherein severe asthmatics were placed on a vegan diet for one year. After four months, 71 percent of patients reported improvement, which increased to 92 percent by the end of that year. Patients reporting lowered drug usage, improved breathing, and decreased asthmatic triggers. The annual cost of asthma in the United States is an estimated $56 billion, and the disease affects more than 25 million Americans.

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Chef Chloe Coscarelli Opens New Café in Miami

Beloved vegan chef Chloe Coscarelli is back with new eatery, Chef Chloe and the Vegan Café, in highly anticipated St. Roch food hall in Miami's design district.
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Team Canada Wears All-Vegan Uniforms at Olympics

Animal-rights activists praise apparel brand Hudson's Bay Company for outfitting this year's Olympians in animal-free outwear.
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Photographer Creates the Most Vegan Proposal Ever

Popping the question with the help of an avocado is gaining traction thanks to Amsterdam food stylist Colette Dike.
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Tyson to Launch Plant-Based Meal Bowls

The meat company is disrupting itself to stay competitive as consumer habits shift toward animal-free foods.
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Pregnant Sisters Launch Vegan Dessert Sushi Brand

Vegan Rice Krispies Treats stand-in for sushi rice, and gelatin-free candies replace fish in creations made by sisters Kasia Mierzejewska and Emilia Augustyn for their allergen-free brand Sweet Sushi Factory.
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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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