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Researchers may have figured out why vegan diets lead to weight and fat loss, even if you don't cut calories

Posted On: Sep 18, 2019   |   Posted By: Business Insider

Researchers may have figured out why vegan diets lead to weight and fat loss, even if you don't cut calories

Eating vegan may help people who are overweight reduce body fat and promote weight loss without restricting calories, a new study suggests.
Researchers found a plant-based diet changes the body's microbiome , increasing the healthy bacteria in the digestive system. This improves gut health and can protect against diseases like diabetes .
These findings support previous research that vegan diets can have myriad health benefits, including protecting against diabetes and improving metabolic health, although there are also potential downsides.
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There's even more evidence to suggest switching to plant-based eating may be better for your health .
A new study found that overweight and obese adults who switched to a vegan diet had healthier microbiomes, or good gut bacteria, and better insulin sensitivity, which protects against diabetes, than non-vegans. As a result, they also lost weight and body fat without restricting calories .
For the study, researchers from the Physicians...

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