Archive for June, 2013

Veggie Update

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

According to a large prospective study published by Loma Linda University (California), people who ‘adhered’ any type of vegetarian diet lowered their risk of death from any cause.

Curiously, the study discovered that men enjoyed significantly greater benefit than women when adhering to a vegetarian diet (of any type), and the researchers were unable to determine any specific reas…on why.

Classifications of vegetarian diets:

Vegan – No eggs, dairy, fish & meat.
Lacto-ovo vegetarian – no fish & meat.
Pesco-vegetarian – no meat.
Semi-vegetarian – fish or meat, no more than once weekly.

In total, people adhering to a vegan diet fared the best overall in relating to reduced mortality from any cause. However people adhering to any type of vegetarian diet were not far behind in benefitting from reduced mortality. This infers that any diet sharply limited in meat (red, white or otherwise) confers significant benefit as does the fact that eating mainly vegetables and not meat means a diet that is lower in saturated fat and high in fiber.