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Vegetarianism: Healthy or Unhealthy?

"Significant athersclerosis is rare in peoples whose
diet over the life span is predominantly vegetarian
and low in calories, total lipids, saturated lipids and
cholesterol."
- Nutrition and Athersclerosis by Louis Katz
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"The study measured testosterone levels in 696
Oxford University men. Of the study participants,
233 were vegan (ate no animal products) and
237 were vegetarian (ate milk and dairy products).
The remaining 237 subjects were men who ate
meat on most days of the week...vegans had
higher testosterone levels than vegetarians and
meat-eaters."
- British Journal of Cancer
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"Scientific data suggest positive relationships
between a vegetarian diet and reduced risk
for several chronic degenerative diseases and
conditions, including obesity, coronary artery
disease, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, and
some types of cancer."
- Journal of the American Dietetic Association
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"Vegetarians often have lower mortality rates
from several chronic degenerative diseases
than do non-vegetarians."
- British Medical Journal
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"Vegan diets are appropriate for all stages of the life
cycle, including during pregnancy and lactation."
- American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
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"Vegan diets can meet the nutrient and energy needs
of pregnant women. Birth weights of infants born to
well nourished vegetarian women have been shown
to be similar to birth-weight norms and to birth weights
of infants of non-vegetarians."
- Pediatrics
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"Vegetarian diets low in fat or saturated fat
have been used successfully as part of
comprehensive health programs to reverse
severe coronary artery disease."
- Journal of the American Medical Association
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"Vegetarian diets offer disease protection
benefits because higher concentration of
antioxidants such as vitamins C and E,
carotenoids, and phytochemicals."
- American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
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"Vegetarian diets offer disease protection
benefits because of their lower saturated fat,
cholesterol, and animal protein content and
often higher concentration of folate
which reduces serum homocysteine levels."
- Journal of the American Dietetic Association
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"Mortality from coronary artery disease is
lower in vegetarians than in non-vegetarians."
- British Medical Journal
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"Vegetarian diets have been successful in
arresting coronary artery disease."
- American Journal of Epidemiology
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"Serum cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein
cholesterol levels are usually lower in vegetarians."
- American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
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"Vegetarians have a lower incidence of hypertension
than non-vegetarians."
- American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
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"Type 2 diabetes mellitus is less likely to be a
cause of death in vegetarians than non-vegetarians."
- American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
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"Incidence of lung and colorectal cancer is lower
in vegetarians than in non-vegetarians."
- American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
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"Reduced colorectal cancer risk is associated with
increased consumption of fiber, vegetables, and fruit."
- Cancer Causes Control
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"Breast cancer rates are lower in populations that
consume plant-based diets."
- American Cancer Society
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"Some plant proteins may increase survival rates and
decrease proteinuria, glomerular filtration rate, renal
blood flow, and histologic renal damage compared
with a non-vegetarian diet."
- Clinical Nutrition
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