Harvard Study-WFV Diets reduce stroke risk


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May 19, 2016
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Harvard School of Public Health: Whole food veg diets reduce stroke risk

This is perhaps preaching to the choir, but the Harvard University School of Public Health just released a statement saying that whole food plant-based diets can reduce the risk of stroke. The report emphasizes the importance of whole grains, leafy green vegetables, and beans.

Link: Healthy plant-based diet associated with lower stroke risk
This is good news as both my mom and maternal grandmother had strokes in their forties and my sister had a blood clot in her leg a few years back. She is currently on a blood thinner.
We also have the mutated MTHFR gene making us prone to clotting. Folate helps.
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From a public messaging perspective, I'd rather see research projects geared more towards younger people. While reducing animal product consumption by old people is important, it's the younger generations who that will make or break the global reduction of meat/dairy. So maybe instead of "Hayward University: Plant Diet Reduces Risk of Stroke", we should be hoping for "Tinder: Being Vegan Increases Your Chances of Getting Laid".