2.Cruciferous Vegetables and Cancer Prevention Researchers have investigated possible associations between intake of cruciferous vegetables and the risk of cancer. The evidence has been reviewed by various experts. Key studies regarding four common forms of cancer are described briefly below.
https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/causes-prevention/risk/diet/cruciferous-vegetables-fact-sheet 3.Beans Are Just As Filling As Beef, Validating Vegetarians Everywhere Beans are excellent foods in many ways. This research funded by the Minnesota Beef Council, showed that a meal with beans, containing moderate amounts of protein and plenty of fiber, was just as filling and satiating as a meal with beef, even though the beef had more protein than beans (and less fiber). Calories and fat content were the same in each meal. In fact, early after the meal, some of the ratings for hunger, satisfaction, fullness, and the subsequent food consumption were better for the bean meal. It was a simple study that won’t change medicine, but addresses the pervasive opinion in popular dieting and health that meat, with lots of protein and no ‘carbs’, will keep you fuller longer. Instead, eat some beans. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/beans-just-as-satisfying-as-beef_us_56001bf0e4b08820d91953f2 4.Jay Z and Beyoncé Want to Put You in a Vegan State of Mind There are lots of famous people praising the benefits of eating plant-based diets. This year it seemed there were more than ever. From Beyonce and Jay Z to James Cameron, who has given away thousands of copies of The China Study, it seems that many famous personalities are getting health benefits or protecting the environment by encouraging eating plants. Even the Terminator suggests that you to terminate your meat consumption habits, at least part-time. Other influential people, like the president of the American College of Cardiology in 2015, have praised plant-based diets. https://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/10/style/jay-z-and-beyonce-want-to-put-you-in-a-vegan-state-of-mind.html?smid=pl-share&_r=0
5.Obese Kids (and their parents) Should Go Plant-based A Cleveland Clinic study showed that obese kids with high cholesterol and their parents did better on a no-added-fat, plant-based program than they did on the American Heart Association Diet. They lost weight and reduced cholesterol and inflammation in just 4 weeks. http://www.cleveland.com/healthfit/index.ssf/2015/02/cleveland_clinic_study_shows_v.html 6.More Evidence that Nutrition Matters for Cancer 2015 showed many interesting results related to diet and cancer. For example eating purple potatoes fights colon cancer in an experimental model. http://www.newsmax.com/Health/Health-News/cancer-potatoes-baked-study/2015/08/28/id/672394/ 7.Processed Meats Cause Cancer, and Red Meat Probably Does As Well The recent WHO report told the world that processed meats cause cancer (colorectal) and red meats probably do too (colorectal, possibly others). It was a profound moment of cognitive dissonance for many meat-loving people around the world. Our beloved hot dogs and bacon, we were told, have such strong evidence against them that they are put in the same category as asbestos and cigarettes.
While the rationale behind the finding was goofy, focused almost entirely on chemicals in the meats that can be related to cooking, it reverberated throughout news outlets around the world for days. Now everyone knows that a 5 year old kid eating a hot dog has some uncomfortable similarities to a 5 year old kid smoking a cigarette. http://nutritionstudies.org/top-10-plant-based-research-and-news-stories-of-2015/