Health Benefits of Plant-Based Diets
HEALTH BENEFITS OF PLANT-BASED DIETS
Plant-based diets are becoming increasingly popular in the United States and elsewhere. Plant-based diets are defined differently by different people and they are not always defined as diets that are completely meat-free. In this lecture, only health benefits of meatless plant-based diets will be reviewed. The list of health benefits of meatless plant-based diets is growing. Individuals who adhere to meatless plant-based diets have a lower risk of a growing number of chronic health conditions that include circulatory health problems, several cancer types, and many gastrointestinal conditions. The health benefits of these diets have been documented in different research types including randomized, prospective, and cross-sectional studies. These studies have reported quite consistent pattern regardless of other factors that impact risk of developing health problems, such as age, ethnicity, or place of residency. This webinar will summarize the health benefits of plant-based diets and compare research outcomes of those who adhere to such diets with outcomes among omnivores.
Upon successful completion of this one-hour course, the participant should be able to:
  • Summarize available literature on the impact of meatless plant-based diets on cardiovascular disease risk factors.


  • Review the health outcomes of individuals who adhere to meatless plant-based diets and compare them to outcomes among omnivores.


  • Gain insight into dietary strategies to further improve health benefits of meatless plant-based diets.
Live Webinar Date: Sep 29, 2022   (04:00 PM - 05:00 PM Eastern Time) (US and Canada)
Expiration Date: May 31, 2024
Performance Indicators/Learning Objectives: 4.2.6, 6.2.3, 6.3.2, 8.3.6
Target Audience: RDs, DTRs, Health Professionals
Number of Credits: 1.0
Level(s): 1, 2
Total Cost: $18

About the Presenter: Roman Pawlak, Ph.D, RD
Roman Pawlak

Associate Professor of Nutrition at East Carolina University. Authored: 'Vitamin B12. Combating the epidemic of deficiency' (published in English and Polish), 'Vegan/vegetarian mother and her baby' (published in English, Polish and Czech), 'I am the LORD who heals you' (published in English, Russian and Japanese), 'Forever young. Secrets of delaying aging and living disease free' (published in English and Polish), 'Healthy diet without secrets' (published in English and Polish), 'In defense of vegetarianism' (published in English and Polish), 'Diabetes. How to prevent it? How to cure it? How to prevent diabetes complications' (published in Polish), 'Diet – facts and myths' (published in Polish). Published in the best American and international nutrition journals, including, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, European Journal of Nutrition, Nutrition Reviews, American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Lectured in five continents, including North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa.



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