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www.everydayhealth.com/diet-nutrition/the-potential-health-risks-of-a-vegetarian-diet.aspx

Sep 13, 2012 ... “The advantages include a lower risk of high cholesterol, heart disease, high blood pressure, metabolic syndrome, and type 2 diabetes,” says Ann Kulze, MD, a nutrition and wellness expert and author of the Eat Right for Life book series. Although the benefits are real, becoming a vegetarian is not a lifestyle ...

www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/becoming-a-vegetarian

Mar 18, 2016 ... You can get many of the health benefits of being vegetarian without going all the way. For example, a Mediterranean eating pattern — known to be associated with longer life and reduced risk of several chronic illnesses — features an emphasis on plant foods with a sparing use of meat. Even if you don't ...

www.mnn.com/food/healthy-eating/stories/side-effects-of-becoming-vegetarian

Side effects of becoming vegetarian. Eating a vegetarian diet offers numerous health benefits, but some medical studies cite a few potential problems. Judd Handler. May 2, 2012, 4:51 p.m.. 1.1k ...

www.womenshealthmag.com/food/side-effects-of-vegetarianism

Dec 2, 2015 ... WH investigates the puzzling blow of going meatless — and how to stay plant- based without going mental.

www.goredforwomen.org/live-healthy/first-steps-to-prevent-heart-disease-and-be-heart-healthy/vegetarian-vegan-diet-benefits-risks

A heart-healthy diet may be vegetarian or vegan. To find out more about the potential health benefits and risks of these diets, we enlisted the help of Dr. Rachel K. Johnson. ... than nonvegetarians. This may be related to vegetarians being at a healthy body weight, which helps maintain a healthy blood pressure.

www.livestrong.com/article/19535-health-risks-vegetarian-diets

The benefits of a meat-free diet include lower risk of heart disease, obesity, diabetes and certain cancers. But vegetarians who make poor food choices, such as centering their diets around pizza, pasta and processed foods, can gain pounds that put them at risk for chronic health conditions. Vegetarians who don't eat eggs ...

www.livestrong.com/article/489491-how-does-being-a-vegetarian-affect-a-human

A healthy, balanced vegetarian diet can affect the human body in many good ways. In general, following a vegetarian diet makes people healthier. Vegetarian diets decrease the risk of many forms of cancer, heart disease, gallstones, kidney stones, osteoporosis and diabetes, according to the Physicians Committee for ...

ajcn.nutrition.org/content/89/5/1627S.full

Mar 11, 2009 ... Data from the Adventist Health Study showed that nonvegetarians had a substantially increased risk of both colorectal and prostate cancer than did vegetarians .... Presently, the intake of EPA plus DHA in the United States is only 0.1–0.2 g/d, with the DHA intake being ≈2–3 times the intake of EPA (65).

www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?post=you_asked_are_there_any_risks_to_becoming_a_vegetarian

Great question. It's more often that we hear the possible health benefits of a vegetarian diet touted than we ever hear people talking about it possibly being unhealthy. But generally speaking, research shows that a well-planned vegetarian diet can be extremely healthy. Plant-based foods are naturally low in fat (and most ...