Friday, March 21


A new study from Sweden has found that a vegan diet fights arthritis and heart disease - but the rub is, in this case it's a gluten-free vegan diet. So no seitan.

Of course the fact that they chose to try a gluten-free vegan diet against conventional diets doesn't mean that only gluten-free will work; mored studies should be done. Meanwhile, we do know:

"The study, published in Arthritis Research & Therapy, found the diet raised the levels of natural antibodies that fight the damaging compounds -- phosphorylcholine -- that cause the chronic inflammatory symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.

The diet also protected against heart attacks and stroke by lowering cholesterol levels and lowering body weight, the study said.

In contrast, none of the indicators differed significantly for the control group on the conventional healthy diet, the study said."

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