Free Vegetarian Tasting and Health Fair Attracts 1,000 Community Residents

Knoxville, TN – March 23, 2015 – A free vegetarian tasting and health fair took place on Sunday, March 15, 2015, at the Knoxville First Seventh-day Adventist Church. Approximately 1,000 community residents attended and sampled vegetarian and total plant-based (vegan) cuisine from 20 area restaurants and food vendors.  Other area vendors sold health-related products and distributed valuable...

Olympian, Terry Brahm, Encourages Hoosier Health at Let’s Move! Day Indianapolis

Olympian, Terry Brahm, Encourages Hoosier Health at Let’s Move! Day Indianapolis

Sunday, September 22—Terry Brahm, Olympian and IU Hall of Fame honoree, will attend Let’s Move! Terry Brahm, OlympianDay Indianapolis (Let’s Move! Indy) and award honorary medallions to some 5K participants who cross the finish line at White River State Park. “Brahm’s legacy for an active lifestyle makes him the perfect advocate for the Hoosier Health Movement,” Says State...

Vegetarian Diet Linked to Longer Life, Less CVD Mortality

Vegetarian Diet Linked to Longer Life, Less CVD Mortality

LOMA LINDA, California— In a large observational study of generally middle-aged American Seventh-day Adventists, the vegetarians in the group–ranging from vegans to those who ate meat once a week–were 12% less likely to die within six years than their meat-eating peers [1]. Men who ate a vegetarian diet were significantly less likely to die from ischemic heart disease or CVD. Does...

Loma Linda University Health kicks off new Loma Linda Farmers Market Night

Loma Linda University Health kicks off new Loma Linda Farmers Market Night

LOMA LINDA, CA – June 14, 2013 – Hundreds of people turned out Tuesday (June 11) to purchase fresh produce, prepared foods, and crafts at the grand opening of the new Loma Linda Farmers Market Night. Loma Linda University Health and Loma Linda Chamber of Commerce are teaming up for the Farmers Market Night every Tuesday evening in the parking lot on the southeast corner of Anderson Street and...

Obama’s mental health initiative receives faith, community support

Obama’s mental health initiative receives faith, community support

The Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America joined dozens of private sector organizations this week in pledging support for U.S. President Barack Obama’s initiative to increase understanding of mental health nationwide. At a conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C. on Monday, President Obama applauded public commitments made by faith communities and other groups...

U.S. study of Adventists finds vegetarians live longer

U.S. study of Adventists finds vegetarians live longer

People who eat a vegetarian diet live longer than those who eat meat, according to a study of more than 70,000 Seventh-day Adventists. A study published yesterday in JAMA Internal Medicine, a journal of the American Medical Association, said vegetarians experienced 12 percent fewer deaths over a six-year period of research. The study, funded by the United States’ National Institutes of Health,...

Vegetarian Dietary Patterns and Mortality in Adventist Health Study 2

Vegetarian Dietary Patterns and Mortality in Adventist Health Study 2

Importance: Some evidence suggests vegetarian dietary patterns may be associated with reduced mortality, but the relationship is not well established. Objective: To evaluate the association between vegetarian dietary patterns and mortality. Design: Prospective cohort study; mortality analysis by Cox proportional hazards regression, controlling for important demographic and lifestyle...

Vegetarians May Live Longer

Vegetarians May Live Longer

n one of the largest studies to date, researchers from Loma Linda University in California report that vegetarians outlast meat eaters. Among a group of 70,000 participants, researchers determined that vegetarians had a 12% lower risk of death compared with nonvegetarians. The effect held true for other specific vegetarian diets, according to the study, which is published in the journal JAMA...

Vegetarian diet may reduce risk of early death

Vegetarian diet may reduce risk of early death

Vegetarians rejoice: Cutting meat out of your diet may have lowered your risk of an untimely death. A new study of more than 70,000 people showed that vegetarian diets were linked to lower death rates when compared to meat-eaters. The research was published on June 3 in JAMA Internal Medicine. “I think this adds to the evidence showing the possible beneficial effect of vegetarian diets in...

Vegetarian diet tied to fewer deaths over time

Vegetarian diet tied to fewer deaths over time

People who limit how much meat they eat and stick to mostly fruits and vegetables are less likely to die over any particular period of time, according to a new study. “I think this adds to the evidence showing the possible beneficial effect of vegetarian diets in the prevention of chronic diseases and the improvement of longevity,” said Dr. Michael Orlich, the study’s lead...

Vegetarian Diets Associated With Lower Risk of Death

Vegetarian Diets Associated With Lower Risk of Death

The possible relationship between diet and mortality is an important area of study. Vegetarian diets have been associated with reductions in risk for several chronic diseases, including hypertension, metabolic syndrome, diabetes mellitus and ischemic heart disease (IHD), according to the study background. Michael J. Orlich, M.D., of Loma Linda University in California, and colleagues examined...

EMBARGOED: Vegetarian Diets Associated with Lower Risk of Death, says study from Loma Linda University published in JAMA Internal Medicine

EMBARGOED: Vegetarian Diets Associated with Lower Risk of Death, says study from Loma Linda University published in JAMA Internal Medicine

CHICAGO – June 3, 2013 – Vegetarian diets are associated with reduced death rates in a study of more than 70,000 Seventh-day Adventists with more favorable results for men than women, according to a report published Online First by JAMA Internal Medicine, a JAMA Network publication. The possible relationship between diet and mortality is an important area of study. Vegetarian diets have been...

The Lovely Hill: Where People Live Longer and Happier

The Lovely Hill: Where People Live Longer and Happier

When Ellsworth Wareham was in his nineties, he decided that his house in Loma Linda, California — a beautiful city 60 miles east of Los Angeles, Spanish for “lovely hill” — needed a new fence. But rather than hire a contractor to install the wood fence, as most nonagenarians would no doubt do, Wareham went to the hardware store, bought the supplies he needed, and returned...

Study: Plant-based diets with nuts and virgin olive oil can reduce risk of heart disease by 30%

Study: Plant-based diets with nuts and virgin olive oil can reduce risk of heart disease by 30%

Landmark study released at 6th International Congress on Vegetarian Nutrition held at Loma Linda University Health. LOMA LINDA, Calif., Feb. 25, 2013 – People who eat a plant-based Mediterranean diet supplemented with nuts or virgin olive oil can enjoy long-term benefits that can include a 30 percent reduction in the risk of cardiovascular disease, according to a landmark global study released...

6th International Congress on Vegetarian Nutrition

6th International Congress on Vegetarian Nutrition

LOMA LINDA, CA – Feb. 22, 2013 – Longevity. Cancer and diabetes prevention. Obesity. Aging. Sustainable eating. All these headline-making topics have one thing in common – breakthroughs in the scientific research of vegetarian diets. From Feb. 24 – 26, more than 700 researchers, experts, and advocates of plant-based diets will convene as Loma Linda University Health hosts the 6th...