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Question: Can one assume that an individual will improve his diet by eating a vegetarian diet?

Sunday, September 16th, 2007

Answer: Not always.  It is true that any type of diet which results in an increase in fruits and vegetables and a decrease in fat is likely to improve health. With some individuals, however, eliminating meats, eggs, and dairy products without increasing consumption of fruits, vegetables, grains, and legumes may simple make a poor diet […]

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Question: Do other lifestyle patterns of vegetarians influence health risks?

Friday, September 14th, 2007

Answer: Yes. Vegetarians tend to smoke less, consume less alcohol, and exercise more. The vegetarian type diet, however, is still protective even when lifestyle risk factors are excluded. In other words smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, and a sedentary lifestyle are risk factors for both vegetarians and omnivores, but vegetarians may suffer the consequences of bad […]

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