Plant-Based and Vegetarian Diets

The CNP Plant-Based and Vegetarian Diets Research Category consolidates research exploring plant-based and vegetarian diets within the field. To view each original study on the open internet, click “Original.” To view the CNP summary of the study, click “CNP Summary.” While a small portion of the studies in this research category is available below for free, the full set of studies (and their summaries) are available to CNP members through the CNP Library Membership (available Fall 2021).

2019

Theoretical food and nutrient composition of whole-food plant-based and vegan diets compared to current dietary recommendations

Original

2019

The effects of plant-based diets on the body and the brain: a systematic review

Original

2019

The effects of vegetarian and vegan diets on gut microbiota

Original

2020

Is a vegan or a vegetarian diet associated with the microbiota composition in the gut? Results of a new cross-sectional study and systematic review

Original

2019

Evaluation of an eight-week whole-food plant-based lifestyle modification program

Original

2012

Vegetarian diet and mental disorders: results from a representative community survey

Original

2021

Vegetarian Diets and Eating Disorders in Adolescents and Young Adults: A Systematic Review

Original

2021

Vegetarianism and veganism compared with mental health and cognitive outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Original

2021

Vegetarian Diet Is Associated with Lower Risk of Depression in Taiwan

Original