A vegan diet is good both for the environment and for individual health.
Vegan Diet and the Environment
Climate change mitigation and health effects of varied dietary patterns in real-life settings throughout North America: https://academic.oup.com/ajcn/article/100/suppl_1/490S/4576703 (pdf available)
Vegan Diet and Health
The Oxford Vegetarian Study: an overview: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/10479226/
Vegans found to have highest amount of disease-fighting biomarkers: https://news.llu.edu/research/vegans-found-have-highest-amount-of-disease-fighting-biomarkers
Does the Vegan Diet Extend Your Lifespan? https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/do-vegans-live-longer
Cardiovascular Disease Mortality and Cancer Incidence in Vegetarians:
A Meta-Analysis and Systematic Review: https://www.karger.com/Article/Pdf/337301
Vegetarian Dietary Patterns and Mortality in Adventist Health Study 2: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4191896/
Mortality in vegetarians and comparable nonvegetarians in the United Kingdom: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4691673/pdf/ajcn119461.pdf
Vegetarian diet and all-cause mortality: Evidence from a large population-based Australian cohort – the 45 and Up Study: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0091743516304479
Loma Linda’s longevity legacy: https://news.llu.edu/health-wellness/loma-linda-s-longevity-legacy
Vegetarianism and Health: Research on Vegetarian Nutrition: https://libguides.llu.edu/c.php?g=429401&p=2929209
Geographic study of mortality, biochemistry, diet and lifestyle in rural China: https://web.archive.org/web/20120306122055/http://www.ctsu.ox.ac.uk/~china/monograph/
Huge Study Of Diet Indicts Fat And Meat: https://www.nytimes.com/1990/05/08/science/huge-study-of-diet-indicts-fat-and-meat.html
Obamacare has been (and continues to be) an unequivocal success story at obtaining health coverage for poor folks in the U.S. according to recent findings by the National Health Interview Survey, confirming earlier polling by Gallup and others:
“In all, about 32 percent of poor Americans were uninsured in 2014, down from 39 percent in 2013. The share of near poor Americans who were uninsured declined to 31 percent from 39 percent.
“In states that expanded Medicaid, the share of people under the age of 65 who were uninsured stood at 10.9 percent in 2014, down from 14.9 percent the year before. In states that did not expand, where uninsured rates were higher to begin with, the share dropped far less, to 16 percent from 18.4 percent in 2013.
“Mr. Levitt said the law seemed to have had a greater effect on the long-term uninsured. The report found that the share of Americans uninsured for more than a year dropped to 9.7 percent from 12.4 percent, compared to a drop of about one percentage point for people who had been uninsured for just part of the past year.”
More at NY Times
Beyond the obvious danger of candles starting unintended fires:
“According to Anne Steinemann, an environmental pollutants expert who is a professor of civil engineering and the chair of sustainable cities at the University of Melbourne, certain candles may emit numerous types of potentially hazardous chemicals, such as benzene and toluene. They can cause damage to the brain, lung and central nervous system, as well as cause developmental difficulties.”
More at Huffington Post
“Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan signed a measure this week that criminalizes female genital mutilation…”
More at The Root
When my new housemate Josh moved in to 304W, I decided to commemorate the auspicious occasion by making a little modification to his shampoo.