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PUFA reduces risk of cataract

...r the fish lovers to cheer about!For the hard core vegetarians rest assured a type of omega-3 fatty acids is also present in tofu and other forms of soybeans, canola, walnut and flaxseed andtheir oils. Reference:American Journal of Epidemiology 2005 161(10):948-959; doi:10.1093/aje/kwi118...

Vegetarian women likely to weigh less than meat eaters

...edish women were studied and the researchers found vegetarians and vegans tend to weigh less and were leaner than those who ate animal foods. The study defined vegetarians as those who ate no meat, fish or eggs except for dairy products (also called lacto-vegetarians) and...

Vitamin B12 Deficiency In Vegans And Elderly

...fore the most affected people are vegans, but even vegetarians who eat eggs and dairy products consume, on average, less than half the adult Recommended Dietary Allowance of 2.4 mcg of B12. Some older people are also at high risk for developing B12 deficiency. Up to 30% of people ages 50 and over suffer from a...

Cut meat to cut blood pressure

... meat eaters, fish eaters (ate fish, but no meat), vegetarians (ate no fish or meat but did eat eggs and/or dairy...d pressure compared to vegans, and fish eaters and vegetarians were in the middle. These differences remained even after the researchers considered that the meat e...

Weight loss accomplished by high carbohydrate, vegan diet

...overweight or obese while only 25 to 29 percent of vegetarians and vegans were. Worldwide, vegetarian populations experience lower rates of heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and other life-threatening diseases. A low fat, primarily vegan diet may also slow the progression of prostate cancer, accord...

Reduced Weight Gain Is Seen In People Who Switch To A Vegetarian Diet

...f five years. They studied the diet pattern of non vegetarians and those of the vegetarians. // Professor Tim K...mpared weight gain among meat eaters, fish eaters, vegetarians and vegans who eat no animal products. The results were published in the International Journal of ...

A Diet Rich in Omega-3 Has Numerous Health Benefits

... years, MorEPA Mini or EyeQ for the over-fives and vegetarians could take flaxseed oil capsules. Vegetarians could also try Healthspan’s cerebrum algae capsules. By simply taking a supplement or boosting your oily fish intake isn’t enough to be healthy. One has to eat a well balanced diet that includes plenty o...

Thumbs up in weight loss for vegetarian diets: scientific review

... were that the body weight of both male and female vegetarians is, on average, 3 percent to 20 percent lower than that of meat-eaters. The researchers found that a low-fat vegan diet leads to weight loss of about 1 pound per week, even without additional exercise or limits on portion sizes, calories, or carbohyd...

Vegetarianism: An Antidote To Obesity

...found that the body weight of both male and female vegetarians is, on average, 3 percent to 20 percent lower than that of meat eaters, says foodconsumer.org. The scientific review of 87 previous studies, published in Nutrition Reviews, found the best of the clinical studies isolated the effects of diet by keep...

Fruits & Vegetables Makes You Look Younger With Fewer Wrinkles

...s, The Dermatologist said. The study showed that vegetarians had more antioxidants in their bodies than non-vegetarians. The magazine warned that an "overdose" of antioxidants through a large intake of food supplements could accelerate free radical damage. However, this was unlikely if supplements were omitt...

Too Much of Anything is Bad

...and neurologist said that they were not advocating vegetarians to change their diet. He also mentioned that milk, eggs and green salad make up for the deficiency of B12, folic acid and pyridoxine which is otherwise not available in a non vegetarian diet. Other medical professionals who attended the conference ...

Changing Food Habits: Fodder For Thought

...ly creeping in. 55%of Brahmins are reported to be vegetarians and so are 12% of adivasis. The majority of the Hindus consume meat, while 8% of the country’s Christian population abstains from it. Indian men are more likely to be non-vegetarians than women, and there are more meat consumers among the young an...

Humans Genetically More Suited To Being Vegetarians Than Meat-eaters

...y that humans are genetically more suited to being vegetarians than meat-eaters is among the findings that is being discussed in Queenstown// conference by more then 300 leading scientists from New Zealand and overseas. The working of a human cell and finding a cure for cancer is also under discussion at the co...

Goa to Host International Vegetarian Congress

...al Vegetarian Union//, will discuss the challenges vegetarians face across the globe. Jashu C. Shah, president of the Asian Vegetarian Union, said in a statement that the congress would help participants understand India as a country where vegetarianism is a way of life. The conference would also discuss issu...

Call In Fruits And Vegetables To Avoid Gall Stones

...f increased vegetable and fruit intake as seen in vegetarians who seem to be lesser prone to suffer from gall stone formation. Gall stones are chiefly composed of cholesterol, which implies that a diet laden with sugars and animal fats which are rich in cholesterol precipitate chances of gall stone formation....

Monkey Virus Identical to HIV Endemic in Gorillas

...irst place is still a mystery because gorillas are vegetarians and encounters with chimpanzees are thought to be rare. Knowing the origin of the HIV and its crossing of species is important in the understanding of what happens to the virus when it jumps species. Although there is no known cure or vaccine for H...

Kids With Higher IQ May Turn Vegetarian At 30

...with higher IQ scores at 10 were more likely to be vegetarians at 30, the researchers said in their study that ap...here was no difference in IQ scores between strict vegetarians and semi-vegetarians who ate fish or chicken. It's not clear how long participants had been vegeta...

Smart Kids are Opting to Be Vegetarian!

...when they are 30, were more likely to say they are vegetarians at that age than those that were less intelligent....m to a lower risk of heart disease. People who are vegetarians tend to have lower blood pressure; lower cholesterol levels and they do have a lower risk of dying f...

It's Never too Late to Get It Back! Aging Interrupted

...s on the ageing process. However, it is known that vegetarians and fish eaters live longer than red meat eaters, and that, generally, the more fruit and vegetables in the diet, the better your health and longer your lifespan. Source-Eurekalert SRM...

Vegetarian Diet Could Reduce Risk of Colon Cancer

...2 patients) from the control cohort were life-long vegetarians and 22.4 percent (178 patients) of subjects with colon cancer were vegetarians. Patients with colorectal cancer (n=796) comprised the primary patient group for this study. Three groups of controls were generated from the same database for separate...

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