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  • Plant-based vegetarian diets, especially vegan diets are associated with lower total cholesterol (TC) and 'bad' cholesterol levels, finds a new meta-analysis published in Nutrition Reviews. (nutraingredients.com)
  • "Consumption of vegetarian diets, particularly vegan diets, is associated with lower levels of plasma lipids, which could offer individuals and healthcare professionals an effective option for reducing the risk of heart disease or other chronic conditions," ​ concluded the authors. (nutraingredients.com)
  • If well-planned and fortified to balance their deficiencies, vegetarian and vegan diets can become nutritionally adequate and can be appropriate for all stages of the life cycle, including during pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood, and adolescence. (wikipedia.org)
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  • Vegetarians may avoid the negative health effects of processed red meat: A 1999 meta-study of five studies comparing vegetarian and non-vegetarian mortality rates in Western countries found that in comparison with regular meat eaters, mortality from ischemic heart disease was 34% lower in people who ate fish but not meat (pescetarians), 34% lower in ovo-lacto vegetarians, 26% lower in vegans and 20% lower in occasional meat eaters. (wikipedia.org)