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Vegetarian Diet Could Lower Risk of Heart Failure
Researchers evaluated five dietary patterns. They found that people who ate a plant-based diet most of the time had a 42 percent lower risk of developing heart failure over four years than those who ate fewer plant-based foods. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Going vegetarian slashes the risk of heart failure by 42%
A diet which includes whole grains, fish, beans, and dark green leafy plants lead to a heart-healthy lifestyle, scientists from Icahn School of Medicine in New York said. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Happy World Vegan Month!
It’s World Vegan Month, and as the PNR’s only vegan, I thought I would take the opportunity to post about this little known celebration.  It has always struck me as odd that World Vegan Month should fall during Thanksgiving, a holiday renown for the consumption of vast amounts of turkey and ham. But then again, the vast majority of Americans are not vegan. What are vegans? MeSH defines them as “persons who avoid consuming animal products or animal-derived substances, such as MEAT; EGGS; or HONEY. Some vegans also refrain from using animals or animal products in any form or for any purpose, such as in...
Source: Dragonfly - November 13, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Ann Madhavan Tags: Health Observances News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

From school star to star MP
Rosie Duffield is still in shock. It never occurred to her that when she stood as a Labour candidate in the very safe Tory parliamentary seat of Canterbury earlier this year, that she might end up as an MP. The seat had never been held by Labour. But win she did. And she’s taking her new life in her stride – despite working six or seven days a week, staying up to all hours of the night to be present for votes in the House of Commons, and juggling a hundred different things at once. After all, it’s much like being a single parent, a teaching assistant and a UNISON member, a combination that Rosie knows all...
Source: UNISON Health care news - November 6, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Ali Worthy Tags: Magazine school support staff schools stars in our schools Source Type: news

Depression symptoms higher in those following vegetarian diet, study finds
DEPRESSION symptoms have been found to be more likely in vegetarians, according to new analysis. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

When More Vegan Meals Are The Goal, What Is The Strategy?
Activist Tobias Leenaert counsels vegans and vegetarians to focus on vegan meals rather than vegan identities — and to talk encouragingly with meat reducers, says anthropologist Barbara J. King.(Image credit: yulkapopkova/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - November 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Barbara J. King Source Type: news

Protein Anxiety – Do YOU have it?
(Natural News) Vegetarians and vegans alike are constantly bombarded with the same encumbering questions – where do you get your protein and do you get enough? The old adage that comes from a retired and biased food pyramid that says you have to eat meat as a major part of your daily food regimen to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Student-founded Zoni Foods reinvents frozen meals for millennials
The fresh-food-based company offers all vegetarian options that can be cooked on the stove in 15 minutes. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 26, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Seychelles:Seychelles Ranks As World's Most Vegetarian-Friendly Nation in New Index
[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles is the world's most vegetarian-friendly country, according to a new Global Vegetarian Index. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 26, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

EMBO CAPS ® by Suheung Announces Release of the EMBO CAPS ® VG α
Suheung America Corporation has announced the release of the new EMBO CAPS ® VG-ALPHA drug delivery system, an empty vegetarian capsule targeted for use in the pharmaceutical market. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - October 18, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Vegetarian Junkies: That's Improbable!
(MedPage Today) -- Also, becoming one with a sheep (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - October 15, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Vegetarianism Linked to Depression Vegetarianism Linked to Depression
A new study from the National Institues of Health suggests that men who are vegetarians or vegans are at greater risk for depression than their counterparts who eat meat.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Quorn is just as good as building your muscles as meat
Quorn, which is adored by vegetarians, has high 'bioavailability' - meaning it contains more protein that can be used, experts at Exeter University found. The study was part-funded by Quorn. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vegan diet warning: Ditching meat could lead to EARLY hair loss in men
VEGAN and vegetarian diets could accelerate hair loss in men, according to an expert, since meat contains vital iron that helps locks grow. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study links vegetarian diet in pregnancy to substance abuse in offspring
Conclusion While having too little vitamin B12 in your diet during pregnancy can affect a baby's development, it remains to be proven whether a vegetarian diet in pregnancy can cause substance abuse problems in teenage offspring. The findings do not mean that vegetarian pregnant women need to start eating meat. It is already recommended that vegetarian and vegan mums-to-be take special care to ensure they get enough of certain nutrients that are found in meat and fish, such as vitamin B12, vitamin D and iron. The study identifies a possible link between having little or no meat consumption in pregnancy (which may have led ...
Source: NHS News Feed - October 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

Babies of vegetarian women are more likely to abuse drugs
A study from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism has found that the children of mothers who do not eat meat while pregnant are more likely to smoke and drink. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vegetarian dinosaurs sometimes strayed for a shellfish snack – study
Analysis of fossilised dinosaur dung suggests some herbivorous dinosaurs may have also eaten crustaceansSome dinosaurs may not have been the strict vegetarians that palaeontologists thought they were.New analysis of fossilised dinosaur dung suggests some herbivorous dinosaurs may have also eaten crustaceans, according to a new study published Thursday in the Nature journal Scientific Reports.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 22, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Agence France-Presse Tags: Dinosaurs Evolution Science Zoology Fossils Biology Source Type: news

Bettany Hughes, 50, answers our health quiz
The author says her health has suffered for her writing, but she's a committed vegetarian and consumes her five-a-day. She also smoked in her 20s, but is now completely cigarette-free (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vegetarian warning: Trendy diet means you could miss health benefits of THESE four meats
VEGETARIAN - or plant-based - diets have soared in popularity in recent years, but ditching meats, such as chicken and beef, could mean you miss out on vital nutrients. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vegetarian diet may be as effective as medication against acid reflux
A mostly vegetarian diet may provide relief similar to widely used medications for people with acid reflux, a new study suggests. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acid Reflux? Try Going Vegetarian
Title: Acid Reflux? Try Going VegetarianCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/7/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/8/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - September 8, 2017 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Acid Reflux? Try Going Vegetarian
Study hints that change in eating habits may be as effective as medications Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: GERD, Vegetarian Diet (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acid Reflux? Try Going Vegetarian
THURSDAY, Sept. 7, 2017 -- A mostly vegetarian diet may provide relief similar to widely used medications for people with acid reflux, a new study suggests. The study looked at close to 200 patients at one medical center who had been diagnosed with... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 7, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Vegetarian diets really do lower cholesterol but can also result in nutrient deficiencies if they're based on processed foods
(Natural News) A typical vegetarian diet, one that restricts meat consumption to less than one serving a month, is both detoxifying and regenerative for the body. Most animal flesh strains the digestive system, raises inflammation levels in the body, increases acidity, and hinders nutrient absorption. A review of nearly 50 studies shows that, for the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stroke breakthrough: Eating THIS trendy diet can lower cholesterol
STROKES can be caused by high cholesterol levels. However, eating a plant-based vegetarian diet could help. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vegetarian diets really do lower your cholesterol
A review of nearly 50 studies led by researchers from Keio University in Fujisawa found eating more greens could be a good preventive care for cardiovascular disease (stock image). (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How do vegetarian diets affect cholesterol levels?
Long-term plant-based diets lower total cholesterol, suggests a new review and meta-analysis of observational studies and clinical trials. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

New meta-analysis finds a plant-based vegetarian diet is associated with lower cholesterol
(Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine) A new dietary review of 49 observational and controlled studies finds plant-based vegetarian diets, especially vegan diets, are associated with lower levels of total cholesterol, including lower levels of HDL and LDL cholesterol, compared to omnivorous diets. The meta-analysis appears as an online advance in Nutrition Reviews. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 22, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

'Most bizarre dinosaur ever found' is missing evolutionary link – study
Originally classified as a relative ofT rex,analysis showsChilesaurus belongs to a different dinosaurian group, with implications for the dinosaur family tree An unusual vegetarian dinosaur with the silhouette of a flesh-ripping velociraptor, whose fossilised remains were unearthed in southern Chile 13 years ago, is a missing link in dinosaur evolution, researchers have said.A revised assessment of thekangaroo-sizedChilesaurus diegosuarezi, reported in thejournal Biology Letters, bolsters a theory unveiled earlier this year thatthreatens to upend a long-standing classification of all dinosaurs.Continue reading... (Source: ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 16, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Agence France-Presse Tags: Dinosaurs Palaeontology Science Evolution Fossils Biology Source Type: news

A Vicious Vegetarian Dinosaur?
TUESDAY, Aug. 15, 2017 -- A odd-looking vegetarian dinosaur named Chilesaurus could be the " missing link " between the plant eaters and meat eaters of its time, researchers report. The dinosaur, named after Chile, the country of its discovery, has... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 15, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Vegan diet warning: THIS is why you should be eating red meat
VEGAN and vegetarian eating may be increasingly trendy, but the diets - in which people completely ditch meat - could put you at a greater risk of depression. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High streets 'saturated' with fast food shops
Takeaways now account for more than a quarter of England's food outlets Related items fromOnMedica Cochrane reviews show impact of lifestyle changes on obesity Vegetarian diet could cut obesity risk Children order fast food from schools, report shows Tackling obesity ‘must be made a national priority’ (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 25, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Best Recipes for Dieting and Nutrition - AARP
We make healthy eating easy with healthy snacks recipes, powerful brain food, vegetarian recipes and heart healthy diet plans. (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - July 24, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Some Vegetarian Diets May Actually Be Harming Your Health
Pay attention to your plate. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart disease warning: THIS surprising diet could increase your risk
HEART disease can be caused by poor diets including sugar and processed meat - but now experts have revealed eating a vegetarian diet could be equally risky. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Some types of vegetarian diet can raise heart disease risk
Conclusion This large pooled cohort study seems to demonstrate an association between a healthy plant-based diet and reduced risk of coronary heart disease, and an increased risk of heart disease with an unhealthy plant-based diet. This adds to the evidence base supporting the possible benefits of healthy plant-based diets in protecting against certain illnesses. However there are some limitations to the research: The cohort included only health professionals from the US so might not be representative of wider populations in the UK or elsewhere. The study can't provide information on the benefits or otherwise of this d...
Source: NHS News Feed - July 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Source Type: news

THIS surprising diet can increase your risk of potentially deadly heart disease
HEART disease can be caused by poor diets including sugar and processed meat - but now experts have revealed eating a vegetarian diet could be equally risky. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Plant-based diet not always best for heart health
Animal and less healthy plant foods linked to higher risk Related items fromOnMedica Vegetarian diets almost twice as effective in reducing body weight Diet, lifestyle and cardiovascular disease High-quality carbs and unsaturated fats lower heart risks Sweeteners may be linked to weight gain rather than loss Real food and brisk daily walk best for heart health (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 18, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Not All Vegetarian, Plant-Based Diets Equal for CHD Risk Not All Vegetarian, Plant-Based Diets Equal for CHD Risk
' Just because you're vegetarian or eating more plant-based foods doesn't necessarily mean you have a healthy diet. It's important to think about the quality of foods you're consuming,'the author said.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Some vegetarian diets more heart-healthy than others
(Reuters Health) - People may turn to vegetarian diets to reduce their risk of heart disease, but a new study suggests not all plant-based foods are created equal. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Being vegetarian isn't always healthy
Harvard University experts designed separate diets which focused on plant food with a reduced animal intake and a vegetarian diet based on whole grains, fruits and vegetables. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Should Your Kids Go Vegetarian?
Lots of adults are cutting meat out of their diet. But is a plant-based diet healthy for kids? (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to make fast food healthier for vegetarians and vegans
(Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Healthy fast food options for vegetarians
From Starbucks to McDonald's, here are the best options for a healthy vegetarian meal at nine of the most popular fast food restaurants in the US. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Enjoy a Vegetarian Meal
-- Thinking of grilling dinner tonight? Meat and other animal products don't have to be on the menu. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics suggests: Grilling veggie burgers and veggie hot dogs. Making macaroni and cheese and potato salad with... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 7, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Can farmed fish become vegetarian to reduce the industry's eco-footprint?
Can carnivorous farmed fish become vegetarian? Trout is one of Europe's main farmed fish. Its diet relies on catching wild fish. The goal is to reduce the pressure on marine resources by finding plant-based substitutes. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - July 7, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Vegetarian dieting may lead to greater weight loss
Conclusion This research appears to show that there's some association between following a vegetarian diet and a greater reduction in body mass and subfascial fat. But this study has a number of limitations, and the conclusions drawn by the researchers should be interpreted cautiously. There was lower adherence to the diet in the conventional diet group than the vegetarian one. This means the finding of a greater reduction in body mass in the vegetarian group is unsurprising. The thigh was the only part of the body where fat measurements were taken. It could be the case that reduction in abdominal fat – a big ri...
Source: NHS News Feed - June 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Obesity Diabetes Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Vegetarian diet more effective for weight loss and metabolism
Compared with a conventional diabetic diet, a plant-based vegetarian diet is much more effective for weight loss and improving metabolism, study shows. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes Source Type: news