A 2023 study published in the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine followed 59 patients with type 2 diabetes as they were placed on a low-fat, plant-predominant diet for six months. By the end of the study, after just six months, 37% of the patients, whose average age was 71, had their diabetes in remission. This for a disease that, until recently, was widely considered incurable!

A 2023 study found that a high-quality plant-based diet may offer protection against depressive symptoms.

And in November 2023, the results of a carefully conceived and remarkable randomized controlled trial involving 22 pairs of identical twins were published in JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) Network Open. The study authors concluded: “The findings from this trial suggest that a healthy plant-based diet offers a significant protective cardiometabolic advantage compared with a healthy omnivorous diet.”

Scientists also continued to find increasing evidence for the environmental benefits of a plant-based diet. Research published in the prestigious journal Nature in 2023 concluded that, on average, vegans produce 75% fewer food-related greenhouse gas emissions than omnivores. And plant-based dietary patterns also reduce harm to land, water, and biodiversity.