A vegan diet is part of a lifestyle that excludes the consumption or use of any products made from animals.
A 2016 poll suggests that around 2.5 percent of people in the United States follow a vegan lifestyle.
96 studies found that vegans may benefit from a 15% lower risk of developing or dying from cancer .
Vegan diets generally contain more soy products, which may offer some protection against breast cancer.
Vegan diets are devoid of smoked or processed meats and meats cooked at high temperatures, which are thought to promote certain types of cancers ( stomach and other GI tract cancer example colorectal cancer).
Vegans may benefit from up to a 75% lower risk of developing high blood pressure .
Vegan has 42% lower risk of dying from heart disease.
Six Weeks Vegan diet can reduce Rheumatoid Arthritis symptoms. The study found greater improvement in symptoms such as pain, joint swelling and morning stiffness than those who continued their omnivorous diet.
A 2008 study explains that bioactive compounds in plant foods can control biological factors that may work against the genetic factors linked to some chronic diseases. The researchers maintain that the antioxidants in plant-based foods can combat free radical cells that cause cell damage and inflammation.
Good to take supplement of EPA, as its available in fish only.
The best-known omega-3 fatty acid, EPA helps the body synthesize chemicals involved in blood clotting and inflammation (prostaglandin-3, thromboxane-2, and leukotriene-5). Fish obtain EPA from the algae that they eat.
Zinc, iodine, vitamin d, Vitamin B12 and iron deficiency can be possible with Vegan diet. So, get them checked periodically.