Adventists Health Studies is a series of long-term medical research projects of Loma Linda University with the intent to measure links between lifestyle, diet, disease and mortality. Two studies on Adventist health involving 24,000 and 34,000 Californian Adventists were conducted over the last 40 years. These studies have been the subject of significant national media coverage.
On average, Adventists in Loma Linda are living about an extra decade longer than the rest of us.
Five simple health behaviors promoted by the Seventh-day Adventists Church for more than 100 years (not smoking, eating a plant-based diet, eating nuts several times a week, regular exercise and maintaining normal body weight) increases life span up to 10 years
Increasing consumption of red and white meat was associated with an increase of colon cancer
Eating legumes was protective for colon cancer
Eating nuts several times a week reduce the risk of heart attack by up to 50%
Eating whole meal bread instead of white bread reduced non-fatal health attach risk by 45%
Drinking 5 or more glasses of water a day may reduce heart disease by 50%
Men who had a high consumption of tomatoes reduced their risk of prostate cancer by 40%
Drinking soy milk more than once daily may reduce prostate cancer by 70%