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Planet-first diet cuts risk of early death by nearly a third, study says

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According to a study, following a plant-based Mediterranean diet can reduce the risk of premature death and greenhouse gas emissions. The diet emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and plant-based proteins while reducing meat and dairy consumption. Food production, particularly raising livestock, contributes to deforestation and pollution. By following a planet-healthy diet, land use can be reduced by 51%, greenhouse gas emissions by 29%, and fertilizer use by 21%. The study found that adhering to the planetary health diet lowered the risk of various causes of death. The findings highlight the interconnectedness of human and planetary health.