The School of Public Health at LLU has a rich history of plant-based nutrition research. We engage in interdisciplinary research across public health and basic sciences.
Some key studies include:
• Nutritional epidemiology studies relating plant-based diet patterns to health outcomes and longevity (the Adventist health Study - https://adventisthealthstudy.org/?rsource=publichealth.llu.edu/adventist-health-studies)
• Several clinical trials with plant foods (nuts and soy) intervention and health outcomes - https://publichealth.llu.edu/walnuts-and-healthy-aging-study
• Vegetarian nutrition education research
• Environmental impact of plant-based diets compared to animal inclusive diets - https://environmentalnutrition.org/
Since 1987, the congress is held every 5 years and is the premier scientific conference on the health effects of plant-based diets. It brings together international minds showcasing advances in vegetarian nutrition. 7th ICVN website - http://vegetariannutrition.org/.