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University of Kent scientists make vitamin B12 breakthrough
(University of Kent) Scientists at the University of Kent have made a significant discovery about how the vitamin content of some plants can be improved to make vegetarian and vegan diets more complete. Vitamin B12 (cobalamin) is an essential dietary component but vegetarians are more prone to B12 deficiency as plants neither make nor require this nutrient. But now a team, led by Professor Martin Warren, has proved that common garden cress can take up cobalamin. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Weekend Recipe: A Quick, Tasty and Healthy Spaghetti Bolognese
This is a quick and easy dish I designed for the contestants on Biggest Loser Australia. It only takes 15 minutes to make, so it’s the perfect meal to prepare during a busy week. My secret to the perfect Bolognese is to start by choosing quality ingredients. I use pasture-fed beef because I love the greater depth of flavor it gives to the overall dish. This Bolognese is also great using turkey mince for those who prefer a lighter meat. I use fresh, ripe Roma tomatoes when they are in season or alternatively, you can also use good quality organic tinned Roma tomatoes. Roma tomatoes are naturally sweeter than regular o...
Source: TIME: Health - May 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Teresa Cutter — The Healthy Chef Tags: Uncategorized Food Source Type: news

A THIRD of premature deaths could be avoided if we all cut out meat
Researchers from Harvard University claim that a vegetarian diet could save nearly one million American lives annually, a much higher number than has previously been suggested. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A THIRD of premature deaths could be avoided if we all cut out meat, Harvard study finds  
Researchers from Harvard University claim that a vegetarian diet could save nearly one million American lives annually, a much higher number than has previously been suggested. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Plant-based DHA found to adequately meet nutritional needs for vegans and vegetarians
(Natural News) Adhering to a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle has both benefits and drawbacks. One such drawback is the lack of reliable docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) sources. This omega-3 fatty acid is usually obtained from animal products, with fatty fish and seafood having the most abundant DHA content. As such, vegetarian and vegan populations are often unable... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

' Flexitarian' Eating: Part Vegetarian, Part Not
TUESDAY, April 17, 2018 -- If you want to eat more vegetables and less meat, but don't want to give up meat altogether, there's an alternative. It's called flexitarian -- for flexible vegetarian. You primarily eat a vegetarian diet, but you eat meat... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 17, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Top 15 sources of plant-based protein
People who eat or are considering vegetarian or vegan diets may be concerned about getting enough protein from their food. In this article, we look at the best plant-based proteins, including vegetables high in protein, and some ways to use them. We also discuss whether plant-based protein powders are a good option. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Different paths to the same goal: Vegetarian and Mediterranean diets both proven to prevent heart disease
(Natural News) Heart disease claims more American lives than any other disease. A quarter of all deaths in our country are caused by heart disease. Close to 800,000 people have a first heart attack each year, and it kills over half a million people annually. There are many theories about how best to prevent coronary... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

There ’s No Such Thing As a Single ‘Best’ Diet
Paleo. Whole 30. Ketogenic. DASH. Atkins. Flexitarian. Weight Watchers. The list of diets, and their various restrictions, rules and regulations, goes on and on. The estimated 45 million Americans who embark on one of these eating plans each year often do so to lose weight — a highly personal process that can lead to various results. One person finds success cutting carbs. Another swears by going vegan. A third fills up on healthy fats. Each one believes she’s found the elusive secret to weight loss. An ever-growing body of evidence, however, suggests there’s no such thing as a single “best” d...
Source: TIME: Health - March 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

More than half of Canada's vegetarians, vegans aged under 35: survey
The poll reported that 7.1 per cent of Canadians consider themselves vegetarians and 2.3 per cent consider themselves vegans. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

B.C., Ontario home to Canada's highest concentration of vegetarians and vegans, survey finds
The poll reported that 7.1 per cent of Canadians consider themselves vegetarians and 2.3 per cent consider themselves vegans. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Vegetarian fast food is no better than a meat feast
Experts say vegetarian fast food meals may contain just as much fat and calories as meat-based dishes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weekend Recipe: Almond-Crusted Chicken Schnitzel
When I was young, mum used to make the most delicious chicken schnitzel that would be devoured as soon as my sister and I arrived home from school. Mum would lightly coat thin pieces of chicken with a little seasoned flour, then dip them into lightly beaten eggs, followed by a final coating in breadcrumbs. Then she would cook the schnitzel with generous amounts of butter and a little olive oil until crisp, and serve with a generous helping of green beans or coleslaw. I’ve modified mum’s recipe and given it a “Healthy Chef” makeover. My chicken schnitzel is gluten free, paleo, high in protein and tak...
Source: TIME: Health - March 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Teresa Cutter — The Healthy Chef Tags: Uncategorized Cooking Food healthytime Recipes weekend recipe Source Type: news

March 2, 2018 This Week in Cardiology March 2, 2018 This Week in Cardiology
Vegetarian vs Mediterranean diets, a clarithromycin alert, a new stent, best choice of IV fluid, and early work in prevention Type I diabetes are discussed in this week's podcast.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Vegetarian Protein Is Just As'Complete' As Meat, Despite What We've Been Taught
We're hanging on to notions from a 1970s diet fad that's a "complete" waste of our time. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 28, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Health Tip: If You're Diabetic and Vegetarian
-- A vegetarian diet is safe for a person with diabetes, the American Diabetes Foundation says. In fact, a vegetarian diet is naturally higher in fiber, and much lower in saturated fats and cholesterol than the typical American diet. These... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 28, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: If You're Diabetic and Vegetarian
Title: Health Tip: If You're Diabetic and VegetarianCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/28/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/28/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Diabetes General)
Source: MedicineNet Diabetes General - February 28, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Vegetarian or Mediterranean? Both Diets Improve Weight, Lipids Vegetarian or Mediterranean? Both Diets Improve Weight, Lipids
The first randomized trial of an ovo-lacto-vegetarian diet vs a Mediterranean diet in people with low-to-moderate risk for cardiovascular disease shows that both can be beneficial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Low-cal vegetarian and Mediterranean diets may both help heart health
(Reuters Health) - Healthy dieters reduced their risk factors for heart disease like weight and body fat equally when they followed a vegetarian diet that included eggs and dairy or with a Mediterranean diet that emphasized olive oil and lean fish, an Italian experiment found. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Low-Cal Vegetarian and Mediterranean Diets Equal For Weight
(MedPage Today) -- But some CV risk factor impacts differ in randomized trial (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - February 26, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Which is Healthier: Being a Vegetarian or Eating a Mediterranean Diet?
The Mediterranean diet is consistently heralded as one of the most healthful eating styles. It’s heavy on produce, nuts, whole grains, olive oil and lean protein, and light on red meat, processed foods and refined sugars. But a new study finds that vegetarian diets may be just as good at keeping your heart healthy, according to a study published in the journal Circulation. For the study, a group of Italian researchers recruited 100 overweight but healthy adults with low-to-moderate cardiovascular risk profiles. Half the group started on a Mediterranean diet, while the other started on a lacto-ovo-vegetarian diet, wh...
Source: TIME: Health - February 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How do vegetarian and Mediterranean diets benefit heart health?
A recent Italian clinical trial discovered that a low-calorie vegetarian diet may be as effective at reducing cardiovascular risk as a low-calorie Mediterranean diet. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiovascular / Cardiology Source Type: news

Vegetarian and Mediterranean diets are equally effective
Researchers from the University of Florence found that cutting out meat causes people to lose around 4.2lbs (1.9kg) after three months, compared to 3.9lbs (1.8kg) with a Mediterranean diet. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Two Healthy Diets Equally Good for Your Heart
MONDAY, Feb. 26, 2018 -- Two eating plans -- a vegetarian diet that includes eggs and dairy, and the Mediterranean diet -- protect your heart equally, a new study shows. The research included 107 healthy but overweight people, aged 18 to 75, who... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 26, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Spotlight on cancer-fighting foods: What to eat to beat different kinds of cancer
(Natural News) Dr. Michael Greger remarked in a Daily Mail article that the consumption of wholefood vegetarian diets can reduce the risks of various forms of cancer. “Food is the single greatest way our bodies face exposure to the outside environment,” explained the author of the 2016 bestseller “How Not To Die”. He warned about... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Greens, legumes and unsaturated fats: How to reverse diabetes with food
(Natural News) In a Daily Mail article, Dr. Michael Greger explained that switching to a vegetarian diet can ease or even reverse the ill effects of diabetes. The dietary change is so effective that improvements can be felt within a matter of hours. Diabetes is a medical condition where your blood sugar levels far exceed... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What to Eat (and Drink) When You Have the Flu
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan / Health.com Tags: Uncategorized flu healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Rise in vegans and vegetarians send Quorn sales soaring
Sales of the firm ’s products, which replicate the shape and texture of everything from burgers to fish fingers, rose by an unprecedented 16 per cent last year as consumers turned away from meat. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cultural taboos around food are powerful – could vegans change ours?
As campaigns such as Veganuary become more popular could the way westerners categorise what ’s edible start to shift?Yesterday marked the end of “Veganuary”, the campaign to encourage people to try a vegan lifestyle for a month. Year on year the trend has grown. Might those one-month vegans change the habits of the rest of us - by changing what an animal is?Vegans shun all animal-derived products – meat, fish and leather obviously, but also eggs, dairy products, honey and wool. Beers refined using isinglass (derived from fish guts) are out, as would thenew UK £5 and £10 notes, if they co...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 1, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Mary-Ann Ochota Tags: Anthropology Science Veganism Evolution Life and style Source Type: news

Is The ‘ Souping ’ Trend For You?
 By Lisa Drayer, CNN (CNN) — When I first heard of “souping,” it brought me back to my clinical days working in a hospital, where pureed soups and other easy to digest foods — also known as “full liquids” — would be prescribed for patients recovering from gastrointestinal surgery, or those who had difficulty chewing or swallowing. Then I reflected upon how much I regularly enjoy soup, especially for the comfort it provides on cold, dreary days — even though, thankfully, I have no health issues that would require such an easily digestible meal. Soup is often my go-to in t...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Diets Source Type: news

McDonald's Launches McVegan 'Burger' in Europe
by Kim Hayes, AARP, January 22, 2018|Comments: 0. Sandwich Mcvegan burger. Courtesy of McDonald's. The new sandwich consists of a soy-based patty and includes a vegan sauce, along with other toppings. While other fast food chains such as Burger King and Taco Bell already have vegetarian options on their menu  ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - January 23, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Are There Health Downsides To Vegetarian Diets?
Although vegetarian eating does have a stellar health reputation, recent news has focused on what could be bad about vegetarian diets and more stringent vegan plans, including reports of hair loss and depression. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Vegetarian and vegan sources of B-12
Vegetarians and vegans must take particular care to consume enough vitamin B-12, as it is mainly found in meat, eggs, and dairy. Learn what foods to eat. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Keto Diet Last, DASH First In New Diet Rankings
By Sandee LaMotte, CNN (CNN) — If you’re a fan of the “fat-burning” keto diet, you’ll be fired up about its ranking in the 2018 list of best diets from US News and World Report: It’s tied for last, along with the relatively unknown Dukan diet. Both stress eating a ton of protein and minimal carbs, putting the dieter into “ketosis,” when the body breaks down both ingested and stored body fat into ketones, which it uses as energy. People on such diets often deal with fatigue and light-headedness as they adjust to a lack of carbohydrates. Though the experts on the US News and Wo...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Weight Loss Source Type: news

Meat eaters 'have more sex than vegetarians'  
A survey suggests that 42% (or 49% of Welsh people) of those who eat meat at least once a day have sex once a week or more but for vegetarians the figure drops to only 16%. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NYT gets trolled for recipe for Brussels sprout sliders
The New York Times posted a years-old recipe for a vegetarian slider dish on Twitter this week. It calls for Brussels sprouts cut in half like a burger bun and filled with onions and marinated tempeh. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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