A plant-based diet leads to 58% less medication at an older age

By Simple Happy Kitchen news |
November 29, 2021

Have you ever heard of the term Polypharmacy? It means having to take five or more prescribed medications, and it comes with a high risk of adverse drug events as well as a high mortality rate. But don’t worry, a new study now shows that a vegan diet is linked to a fewer number of prescribed meds amongst older adults (60 and up).

You're subscribed!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
an old lemon who has to take less meds thanks to being vegan

According to the study, published in the medical journal “American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine”, a plant-based diet and healthy lifestyle choices decrease the number of medications needed at an older age by 58% compared to diets containing meat. Vegetarian participants also consumed fewer medications than meat eaters.

The authors of the study stated that “Our results show that eating healthy, especially a vegan diet, may be protective in leading to a reduced number of pills taken, either by preventing the development of risk factors and/or cardiovascular disease or by helping on the controlling of such conditions”. 

Join our NewsLettuce!

Recent posts

Related posts