Miles Martin

Miles Martin

Reporter, Life Sciences and Physical Sciences

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Miles Martin, based in Kingston, Rhode Island, covers Life Sciences and Physical Sciences for The Academic Times. Prior to that, Miles worked on the media and communications team at Cell Press and as a freelance science writer. He holds an MSc in science communication and public engagement from the University of Edinburgh.

A plant-based diet may lead to longer life. (AP Images/Wong Maye-E)
A plant-based diet may lead to longer life. (AP Images/Wong Maye-E) In a study of more than 100,000 postmenopausal women, those who ate larger amounts of plant-based protein showed lower risk of premature death, cardiovascular disease and dementia-related death compared to women who ate more animal-based proteins. The findings suggest that health outcomes can be influenced by the form that dietary protein takes, not just the amount of protein consumed.