Vegan supporters are often quick to say that veganism is the answer to the problem of the moment, whether it's your gut microbiome or the coral reefs.
But does this hold true when it comes to how people age? Are vegans healthier than people who eat meat?
Among the numerous assertions regarding the benefits of plant-based living on human health and nutrition, the notion that vegans live longer lives on average endures.
Vegan diets have been related to a lower risk of a variety of chronic health issues such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, some types of cancer, and obesity.
Since a vegan diet has been linked to a lower risk of developing chronic diseases, it stands to reason that vegans may have a higher life expectancy than the general population.
According to one study published in the JAMA Internal Medicine Journal, vegans had a 9% reduced chance of dying from any cause than omnivores do.
The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition revealed that veganism can cut rates of chronic diseases, but it's unclear if this impacts death.
Some study suggests that being vegan and eating less animal protein helps prevent diseases, but lifespan proof is insufficient.