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How healthy are vegan diets? Latest scientific findings

1. Oktober | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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  • Nutrient intake and supply of vegans
  • Risk modulation for diet-related chronic diseases
  • Therapeutic effects of vegan diets
  • Practical aspects (Vegan Food Pyramid)

Vegan diets are becoming more and more popular in western societies. If well-planned, vegan diets may exhibit various health effects. But there are several critical nutrients that need to be taken into account. How can the nutrient supply of vegans be assessed? Do vegans have a lower risk for diet-related diseases like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease or cancer? And is there a therapeutical potential of vegan diets in the treatment of diet-related diseases? In this seminar, these questions and more will be adressed and discussed.


Dr. Markus Keller is a nutritionist and director of the non-profit Research Institute for Plant-Based Nutrition (IFPE). His scientific work focuses on vegetarianism/veganism, alternative diets and sustainable nutrition. He is a lecturer at the Wilhelm Büchner University and co-author of the textbook „Vegetarische und vegane Ernährung“ (4th ed. 2020). As principal investigator he is involved in numerous research projects, such as the VeChi Diet and VeChi Youth study, the PREGGIE study and the VEGANScreener project.

IFPE Academy

The IFPE Academy offers training courses on current topics related to plant-based nutrition. The seminars are aimed at nutrition and health professionals.

Recognition (education points) of IFPE seminars by nutrition associations is generally possible. All participants receive a certificate of attendance.

minimum number of participants: 20 persons


1. Oktober
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm



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