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Plant-based diets are linked to lower obesity, BMI among Hispanic Adventists

 

Last updated 4/29/2019 at 9:29am

James Ponder

Special to the Village News

Plant-based diets are associated with lower body mass index among Hispanic members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, according to a new study.

The results of the study, published in “Frontiers in Nutrition,” found that Hispanics who eat a plant-based diet generally weigh less and have lower BMI. Excess weight was associated with high rates of inflammation in the study.

“The study demonstrates that plant-based diet choices can help maintain healthy weight in the Hispanic population,” Pramil N. Singh, director of the Center for Health Re...



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