Stanford University completed a study back in November that proves the benefits of a vegan diet. Many nutritionists had previously argued that long-term health was as much a result of genes as a healthy diet is. Stanford studied 22 sets of identical twins long-term — one twin ate an omnivorous diet and the other twin ate a vegan diet. (Identical twins share more of the same genes than fraternal twins.)

Identical twins (Pexels photo by Ivan Samkov)

The study found that after eight weeks, twins following a healthy vegan diet experienced:

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