A volunteer-based study out of a clinic in Cleveland, Ohio recently revealed its findings—published in the Journal of Pediatrics—around a group of children and their families who were split into two groups. One group was tasked with eating a plant-based diet and the other with eating the American Heart Association's diet (which permits dairy and seafood).
"The kids eating the vegan diet...showed significant improvements in systolic blood pressure, body mass index, total cholesterol, total low density lipoprotein (LDL), c-reactive protein (another marker of inflammation), and insulin levels to their baseline," notes an article on Cleveland.com.
The piece goes on to talk about how dietary choices (or changes) are more often talked about and studied with adults, and how shifting the focus to children will ultimately help them grow to be healthy adults for themselves and their future families as well.
Read the full article and more findings on Cleveland.com.