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Could going veg lower your risk of heart disease?

Could going veg lower your risk of heart disease? | Longevity science | Scoop.it

Vegetarians are one-third less likely to be hospitalized or die from heart disease than meat and fish eaters, according to a new UK study.

 

Earlier research has also suggested that non-meat eaters have fewer heart problems, researchers said, but it wasn't clear if other lifestyle differences, including exercise and smoking habits, might also play into that.

 

 

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Jamie callihan's comment, February 25, 2013 12:02 PM
This articles shows a study of vegetarians verse meat eaters. Vegetarians were less likely to get heart disease due to the fact they had lower cholesterol levels and blood pressure. They said this was probably due to the lack of red meat (especially the meat high in saturated fat) and the fruits and vegetables high in fiber in a vegetarian diet. To reduce the risk of heart disease, ypi do not need to cut out meat all together, but instead just cut back.
Jamie callihan's comment, March 4, 2013 2:39 AM
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Sorry, vegans: Eating meat and cooking food is how humans got their big brains

Sorry, vegans: Eating meat and cooking food is how humans got their big brains | Longevity science | Scoop.it

Vegetarian, vegan and raw diets can be healthful, probably far more healthful than the typical American diet. But to call these diets “natural” for humans is a bit of a stretch in terms of evolution, according to two recent studies.

 

Eating meat and cooking food made us human, the studies suggest, enabling the brains of our prehuman ancestors to grow dramatically over a few million years.

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Avoiding Common Vegetarian and Vegan Dietary Deficiencies

Avoiding Common Vegetarian and Vegan Dietary Deficiencies | Longevity science | Scoop.it
Ray and Terry's 's insight:

There are many myths, misconceptions and misunderstandings when it comes to the nutritional health of those consuming a vegetarian or vegan diet. In essence, all vitamins and minerals necessary for the human body to be healthy and vibrant can be found from natural, non-animal sources; however certain nutrients are more difficult to source due to the production methods of modern food.

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Kate Killingsworth's curator insight, March 15, 2013 12:33 PM

 

While there are many myths about the Vegetarian and the Vegan diet, it is possible to get all the necessary nutrients that the body needs. It is possible to gather the nutrients the body needs by combining certain foods together or eating more of one specific food. Vegetarians need to be careful when eating processed foods, because some of the nutrients can get taken out during processing. In being a Vegetarian for almost two years I need to start opening my resources and look for ways to get he nutrients my body needs in order to make sure I stay healthy.

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B12 toothpaste makes vegans smile

B12 toothpaste makes vegans smile | Longevity science | Scoop.it
The German Vegetarian Society and Sante have developed a B12-enriched toothpaste that provides the recommended daily dose of the important vitamin.

 

Vegetarians, and particularly vegans, are commonly deficient in vitamin B12.

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