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Benefits of a Vegetarian or Vegan Diet




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Studies Show Vegetarians Live Longer


Recent Studies

  1. Long-Term Vegetarians Have Low Oxidative Stress, Body Fat, and Cholesterol Levels
    Kim MK, Cho SW, Park YK. Nutr Res Pract. 2012 Apr;6(2):155-61. Epub 2012 Apr 30.
  2. The Impact of Vegan Diet on B-12 Status in Healthy Omnivores: Five-Year Prospective Study.
    MÄ…dry E, Lisowska A, Grebowiec P, Walkowiak J. Acta Sci Pol Technol Aliment. 2012 Apr 2;11(2):209-12.
  3. Restriction of Meat, Fish, and Poultry in Omnivores Improves Mood: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial.
    Beezhold BL, Johnston CS. Nutr J. 2012 Feb 14;11:9.
  4. Clinical Practice: Vegetarian Infant and Child Nutrition.
    Van Winckel M, Vande Velde S, De Bruyne R, Van Biervliet S. Eur J Pediatr. 2011 Dec;170(12):1489-94. Epub 2011 Sep 13.
  5. Vegetarian Diets and Childhood Obesity Prevention.
    Sabaté J, Wien M. Am J Clin Nutr. 2010 May;91(5):1525S-1529S. Epub 2010 Mar 17.  
  6. Position of the American Dietetic Association: Vegetarian Diets 
    Craig WJ, Mangels AR; American Dietetic Association. J Am Diet Assoc. 2009 Jul;109(7):1266-82.
  7. Diets for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention: What is the Evidence?
    Walker C, Reamy BV. Am Fam Physician. 2009 Apr 1;79(7):571-8.
  8. Adolescent and Young Adult Vegetarianism: Better Dietary Intake and Weight Outcomes but Increased Risk of Disordered Eating Behaviors.
    Robinson-O'Brien R, Perry CL, Wall MM, Story M, Neumark-Sztainer D. J Am Diet Assoc. 2009 Apr;109(4):648-55.
  9. Health Effects of Vegan Diets
    Craig WJ. Am J Clin Nutr. 2009 May;89(5):1627S-1633S. Epub 2009 Mar 11.
  10. Health Benefits of Herbs and Spices: The Past, The Present, The Future
    Tapsell LC, Hemphill I, Cobiac L, Patch CS, Sullivan DR, Fenech M, Roodenrys S, Keogh JB, Clifton PM, Williams PG, Fazio VA, Inge KE. Med J Aust. 2006 Aug 21;185(4 Suppl):S4-24.
  11. The Relative Impact of a Vegetable-Rich Diet on Key Markers of Health in a Cohort of Australian Adolescents
    Grant R, Bilgin A, Zeuschner C, Guy T, Pearce R, Hokin B, Ashton J. Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2008;17(1):107-15.
  12. Vegetarian Eating for Children and Adolescents
    Dunham L, Kollar LM. J Pediatr Health Care. 2006 Jan-Feb;20(1):27-34.

Revised 6-19-2012

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