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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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NYC All-You-Can-Eat Ice Cream Fest Offers Vegan Scoops

Three-day festival Scooper Bowl in Bryant Park will treat guests to ice cream of every variety, including dairy-free scoops from Van Leeuwen, Ben & Jerry's, and Häagen-Dazs.
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Animal Ag Companies Fined $29M for Destroying Amazon

The government of Brazil slapped a hefty fine on feed suppliers to meat and dairy companies that sell to McDonald's, Burger King, and Walmart for destroying the country's biodiverse Cerrado region for profit.
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Moby Retires from Touring to Focus on Activism

…and to make vegan smoothies every morning after waking up in his own bed.
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UK Version of Beyond Burger Expands Across London

British vegan brand Moving Mountains expands its B12 burger to five locations of meat-centric chain Dirty Bones—where it will be served topped with vegan mac and cheese.
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Legendary Canadian Rugby Player Starts Vegan Cheese Brand

Nick Blevins' vegan lifestyle improved his performance on the field so much that he established a plant-based cheese and yogurt company to educate others on the benefits of plants.
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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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