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Vegetarian diet could be used to lower blood pressure

Posted February 26, 2014

Vegetarians seem to have lower blood pressure, according to a new analysis. Could adopting a vegetarian diet be a useful strategy for lowering blood pressure?

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BP May Be Lower Without Meat in the Diet

Posted February 25, 2014

Vegetarians had lower blood pressure than their omnivorous counterparts, a meta-analysis showed. Blood pressure was an average of 4.8/2.2 mm Hg lower among vegetarians in controlled trials and 6.9/4.7 mm Hg lower in cross-sectional studies (P<0.001 for all differences), according to Yoko Yokoyama, PhD, MPH, of the National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center in Osaka, Japan, and colleagues.

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Daily milk intake improves vitamin B-12 status in young vegetarian Indians: an intervention trial

Posted October 10, 2013

Asymptomatic Indian lacto vegetarians, who make up more than half of the Indian population in different geographic regions, have distinctly low vitamin B-12 concentrations than non- vegetarians. Vegetarians consume milk but it seems that the amount is not enough to improve vitamin B-12 status or vitamin B-12 concentration in milk itself may be low. The aim of this study was to determine if daily milk consumption can improve vitamin B-12 status.

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Research: Vegetarians, Vegans and Elderly at Higher Risk of B12 Deficiency

Posted July 20, 2013

Researchers from The United Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences of Tottori University and the Department of Nutrition of the Junior College of Tokyo in Japan reviewed nearly 100 scientific studies analyzing vitamin B12. The study authors say the usual dietary sources of the vitamin are animal-based foods such as eggs, milk, meat and fish, but there are some plant-based foods which contain a high amount.

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Monitoring Nutrient Intake Can Help Vegetarian Athletes Stay Competitive

Posted July 20, 2013

A balanced plant-based diet provides the same quality of fuel for athletes as a meat-based diet, provided vegetarians seek out other sources of certain nutrients that are more commonly found in animal products, according to a presentation at the 2013 Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Annual Meeting & Expo®.

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Vegetarians Live Longer Than Meat-Eaters

Posted June 4, 2013

Vegetarians may live longer than meat-eaters, according to a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine. The research involved over 70,000 members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and showed that vegetarian diets are linked to reduced death rates with more favorable results for males than females. The potential association between diet and mortality is a critical area of research, the authors explained.

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Fighting Breast Cancer With Vegetarian Food

Posted March 22, 2013

Breast cancer is a complicated disease. But studies have shown that a vegetarian diet can help some women reduce their risk of cancer and can also increase chances of survival.

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Risk Of Heart Disease Can Be Reduced By Up To A Third By Vegetarianism

Posted February 1, 2013

The risk of hospitalisation or death from heart disease is 32% lower in vegetarians than people who eat meat and fish, according to a new study from the University of Oxford.

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Vegetarianism Can Reduce Risk of Heart Disease By Up to A Third

Posted January 31, 2013

Heart disease is the single largest cause of death in developed countries, and is responsible for 65,000 deaths each year in the UK alone. The new findings, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, suggest that a vegetarian diet could significantly reduce people’s risk of heart disease.

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Nutrient-Rich Milk Plays a Key Role in a Healthy Vegetarian Diet

Posted October 23, 2012

Experts agree that a well-planned vegetarian diet can be healthful and nutritious but vegetarians need to pay particular attention to protein, iron, calcium, zinc, and vitamin B12 in their diets, according to the nation’s nutrition advice, MyPlate. Millions of vegetarians turn to milk for many of these key nutrients – including protein, calcium and vitamin B12.

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