Obesity – why plant-based diets are the solution

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A Vegetarian & Vegan Foundation booklet.

Obesity is now the most important nutritional disease in the Western world. And in even the poorest countries it is increasing at an alarming rate. For the first time in human history, the number of overweight people worldwide rivals the number of those who are underweight.

The solution to reducing the prevalence of obesity on a global scale is clear. It shares the same foundations which minimise the risk of chronic disease. Reverting to our roots of a whole foods, plant-based diet rich in the grains, vegetables and legumes (which, ironically, are increasingly fed to animals), combined with moderate physical activity can be the keys to both weight maintenance and improved health.

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