Among the Nottingham-based company’s findings were lower average blood glucose levels, increased levels of HDL cholesterol, known as “good cholesterol”, and lower levels of unhealthy cholesterol.
These factors, taken together, could help lessen the risk of developing diabetes and cardiovascular disease, according to researchers, both of which can increase the risk of a heart attack happening.
After comparing bio-markers from 943 vegans with 20,607 non-vegans, from data collected over the past 12 months, the company’s medical experts said vegans could “legitimately claim to be healthier”.
The study comes during Veganuary, with more than 300,000 people pledging to eliminate animal products from their diet this month.
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