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www.webmd.com/diet/features/is-it-better-to-be-a-vegetarian

WebMD addresses the rumor: Are vegetarians healthier than meat eaters? ... In terms of nutritional requirements, being a lacto-ovo vegetarian isn't all that different from being a meat-eater, according to Katherine Tallmadge, RD, LD, past media spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Vegans, however ...

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

Mar 18, 2016 ... Becoming a vegetarian has become more appealing and accessible, thanks to the year-round availability of fresh produce, more vegetarian dining options, and the growing .... For more on eating for optimum health, buy the Harvard Special Health Report Healthy Eating: A guide to the new nutrition.

www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/considering-a-vegetarian-diet-is-meat-free-really-better

Jun 18, 2015 ... In 2015, the advisory committee for the federal Dietary Guidelines for Americans highlighted three worthwhile dietary approaches: the Mediterranean diet pattern, the healthy American-style pattern (such as the DASH diet), and the vegetarian diet pattern. "All of these patterns have common themes: they are ...

www.huffingtonpost.com/kristin-kirkpatrick-ms-rd-ld/vegetarian-diet-mistakes_b_3226388.html

May 8, 2013 ... The health benefits associated with a healthy and well-balanced vegetarian (or vegan) lifestyle are undeniable. Countless studies have shown that a well- planned, nutritious, plant-based diet is associated with a lower risk of obesity, heart disease, diabetes and stroke, as well as with longer life expectancy.

chriskresser.com/why-you-should-think-twice-about-vegetarian-and-vegan-diets

Feb 20, 2014 ... Regardless of the ridiculously healthy foods I eat and the supplements I take, I am deficient to the point of illness which I never had before being an occasional ovo-lacto vegetarian. This can't be ignored. I don't want to die, nor do I want to kill animals- however, I have incorporated some eggs and some ...

www.womenshealthmag.com/food/vegetarians-vs-meat-eaters

Apr 4, 2014 ... Study is out citing vegetarians have overall worse health than meat eaters.

www.bu.edu/themovement/past-issues/spring2011/being-a-vegetarian

I'll review some of these to give an idea of what is currently known about the health benefits of being a vegetarian. ... In the United States many studies of vegetarians use cohorts of followers of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, a Christian denomination that promotes, among other things, a wholesome and healthy lifestyle.

www.livestrong.com/article/408501-is-a-vegetarian-diet-healthy-or-unhealthy

A vegetarian diet has been linked to lower levels of obesity, a reduced risk of heart disease and a longer life span, according to the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. This could be due to a vegetarian diet being generally lower in saturated fats and having fewer calories than nonvegetarian meals. Vegetarians tend to ...

www.popsci.com/vegetarian-vegan-not-always-healthy

Jul 17, 2017 ... Eliminating meat from a terrible diet doesn't really make it any healthier, according to a study released today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. In fact, the study found that participants whose mostly-plant-based diets (think vegetarian or vegan) included a lot of processed foods, such as ...