Kinesiology and Allied Health Senior Research Projects

Document Type

Senior Research Project

Publication Date

Fall 11-14-2018


This literature review deals with the topic of, does a vegan diet contribute to prevention or maintenance of diseases? Our main focus was to look at what a vegan diet entailed, the history of veganism, and why people decide to adhere to this diet type. Multiple research studies were looked over on the topics of how a vegan diet effects the disease processes of cancer, diabetes, gastral intestinal issues, weight loss, and heart disease. The overall arching theme that was found in the research is that a vegan diet is beneficial in helping to lessen the risk or aid in managing these different diseases.


vegan, veganism and disease, diabetes, heart disease, gut issues, weight loss, vegan diet, plant-based diet


Dr. April Crommett

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