Incidentally, most experts on nutrition do not recommend a purely vegetarian diet
for infants and growing children because scientific studies have consistently shown growth retardation among children raised on vegetarian diets
help keep healthy 5 LOWER CHOLESTEROL AND BLOOD PRESSURE A STUDY by the Vegetarian Society claims that a balanced vegetarian diet
contains up to twice as much fibre as the national average diet, and soluble fibre can help to keep cholesterol under control.
A lacto-ovo-vegetarian diet is a kind of vegetarian diet
that includes animal products such as eggs and dairy products, but excludes the intake of meat and fish.
A study published in JAMA Internal Medicine found that vegetarian diets
were associated with a 22 percent reduced risk of colorectal cancer in comparison to non-vegetarian diets.
However, subfascial fat was only reduced in response to the vegetarian diet
, and intramuscular fat was more greatly reduced by the vegetarian diet
In 2014, Inquirer Science/Health reported about a research published in the JAMA Internal Medicine showing specific reductions in blood pressure as a result of vegetarian diets
. Physicians committee president Neal Barnard, MD, and researcher Yoko Yokoyama, PhD, MPH conducted a meta-analysis comparing blood pressure from more than 21,000 people around the world, and found study participants who followed a vegetarian diet
had a systolic blood pressure about 7 mm Hg lower and diastolic blood pressure 5 mm Hg lower than study participants who consumed an omnivorous diet.
Health benefits and risk associated with adopting a vegetarian diet
DISCUSSION: The individuals consuming non-vegetarian diet had a higher level of total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol as compared to those individual consuming a vegetarian diet
who had significantly lesser levels of TC and LDL-C.
If you care to add fish to your vegetarian diet
you will fall into an even lower risk group - a 43% lower risk.
The inclusion of the variety of diets ranging from vegan to semi-vegetarian provides insight in line with real world setting, but future research to understand if specific vegetarian diet
types confer additional benefits over others would be relevant.
All types of vegetarian diets
, including those that include seafood (pescovegetarian), dairy products and eggs (lacto-ovo vegetarian), and vegan (excludes al animal products), lower the risk of death from all causes in both men and women, and risk of death from cardiovascular events, particularly in men, according to results from a new study led by Michael J.
Comment: A well-rounded vegetarian diet
with supplemental vitamins and minerals is important to maintain normal levels of immunoglobulins.