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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

Vegetarian diet guarantees slimming success
Researchers from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine in Washington DC found vegetarians lose around 13.67lbs (6.2kg) after six months versus meat eaters' 7.05lbs (4.32kg). (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vegetarian diets almost twice as effective in reducing body weight
Vegetarian dieters also reduced muscle fat more than dieters who followed a conventional low calorie diet Related items fromOnMedica Vegetarians have lower bowel cancer risk than meat-eaters Vegetarian diet could cut obesity risk EU must do more to tackle obesity ‘epidemic’ May be time for Britons to switch to Mediterranean diet, study suggests Real food and brisk daily walk best for heart health (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 13, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Study: Vegetarian diets twice as effective at weight loss
A new study shows vegetarians lose weight more effectively and improve their metabolism by reducing muscle fat compared to low-calorie dieters. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vegetarian diets almost twice as effective in reducing body weight, study finds
(Taylor& Francis Group) Dieters who go vegetarian not only lose weight more effectively than those on conventional low-calorie diets but also improve their metabolism by reducing muscle fat, a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition has found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Vegetarian diet could cut obesity risk
Strongest vegetarian diet results in 43% smaller risk of obesity Related items fromOnMedica Mediterranean diet reduces brain shrinkage in elderly Sponsorship and ad bans needed to tackle child obesity Gluten-free diet not recommended for people without coeliac disease Study casts doubts on alternate-day fasting diet Obesity may skew results of rheumatoid arthritis blood tests in women (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - May 19, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

The surprising foods that could put you in hospital
Not long ago the only warning symbols you were likely to find on a restaurant menu were an ‘N’ for nuts, and perhaps a ‘V’ to indicate a dish suitable for vegetarians. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Five vegetarian recipes to help celebrate Earth Day
Need an easy (and delicious) way to reduce your carbon footprint this Earth Day? Look no further than these vegan and vegetarian recipes from Chowhound (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Giant sloth was vegetarian: Diet of fossil megatherium decoded
Scientists have examined the diet of the extinct Giant Sloth Megatherium. Based on analyses of the collagen in the fossil bones, the researchers concluded in their study that Megatherium subsisted on an exclusively vegetarian diet. Until recently, there had been much speculation about the food habits of these elephant-sized, ground-dwelling animals. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 18, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Choices, Voices, And Veganism: Diet For The Many
As I write this, I am about to leave for Boston to speak at iV, the Ivy League Vegan Conference, at Harvard. Prominent voices will gather there and collectively, one anticipates, make the case for veganism. The timing is a bit ironic. A paper was just published in the Lancet, describing the lifestyle and health status of the Tsimane. The paper generated considerable excitement, and widespread media attention, because the Tsimane, a population in the Bolivian Amazon described as living “a subsistence lifestyle of hunting, gathering, fishing, and farming,” were found to have “the lowest repor...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Choices, Voices, And Veganism: Diet For The Many
As I write this, I am about to leave for Boston to speak at iV, the Ivy League Vegan Conference, at Harvard. Prominent voices will gather there and collectively, one anticipates, make the case for veganism. The timing is a bit ironic. A paper was just published in the Lancet, describing the lifestyle and health status of the Tsimane. The paper generated considerable excitement, and widespread media attention, because the Tsimane, a population in the Bolivian Amazon described as living “a subsistence lifestyle of hunting, gathering, fishing, and farming,” were found to have “the lowest repor...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 24, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Making Mayo's Recipes: Cracked wheat chili
Try this quick, zesty vegetarian chili packed with bell peppers, bulgur wheat, beans, tomatoes and spices. The bulgur wheat looks like ground beef and adds a lot of fiber. As a result, this healthy vegetarian chili looks a lot like traditional chili. Each Thursday one of the 100+ tasty video recipes from the?Mayo Clinic Healthy [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 23, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

What Every Person Who Loves A Vegetarian Should Know
I have been a vegetarian for my entire life – well, almost. When I was two years old, my mom (also a vegetarian) claims she let me try turkey and I spit it out. From that day on, she decided that I must also, conveniently, be a vegetarian. Of course there were times I was curious about the taste of meat throughout my childhood. There was that time at camp my friend dared me to eat prime rib. Or when I tried a tiny piece of bacon at a Fourth of July camping trip (yes, I admit, it smelled pretty amazing). But whether I’ve tried chicken or fish or red meat over the years, the taste and texture just haven’t a...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Staying Full on a Vegetarian Diet
-- Counter to some legendary beliefs, a vegetarian meal doesn't have to leave you hungry and unsatisfied. Veggie-based foods that can help you feel full, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, include: Lean, low-fat proteins, such as... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 6, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Ten portions of fruit and veg key to longer life
But doctors warn upping the five-a-day recommendation 'creates unrealistic expectations' Related items fromOnMedica ‘Five a day’ may be enough to lower risk of death ‘Mediterranean’ diet reduces risks for heart patients Diabetes risk lower with high intake of fruit and veg Signage increased share of spending on fruit and veg Vegetarians have lower bowel cancer risk than meat-eaters (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 22, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

A Quick Guide to Getting Enough Vitamin D
Shanna R. Levine, MD Instructor of General Internal Medicine The Mount Sinai Hospital A Quick Guide to Getting Enough Vitamin D If you are like many of my patients, you may be wondering, "Am I getting enough vitamin D?" This is a valid concern, because vitamin D plays a very important role in overall health and, in fact, many people do not get enough. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that about one-third of Americans have insufficient levels. The good news is that sources of this vitamin are easily accessible. Why Is Vitamin D Important? Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium from the...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Considering switching to a vegetarian diet
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am 58 and considering becoming a vegetarian. I know it will be important to make sure I get enough protein, but are there other nutrients I should focus on, as well? ANSWER: Following a vegetarian diet is a healthy way of eating. Multiple studies have linked vegetarian diets to a reduced [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 16, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

'Will going vegetarian lower my cholesterol?' Our expert reveals how adjusting your diet can reduce your chances of getting heart disease or stroke
Richard Eddington from Berks was recently diagnosed with high cholesterol. His doctor recommends a diet of fish, fruit and vegetables. But would going vegetarian be more effective? (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

World's First Ultrasound Image of a Nile Hippo in the Womb Confirms that Cincinnati Zoo's Hippo Bibi is Expecting!
The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is kicking off 2017 with some big news! Zoo scientists and animal staff captured the first ever ultrasound image of a Nile hippo fetus last week, confirming that 17-year-old Bibi is pregnant. Keepers, and almost everyone who visited the new Hippo Cove in July of 2016, observed Bibi and her male companion, 35-year-old Henry, breeding. Suspecting and hoping that this behavior resulted in conception, reproductive physiologists, led by Dr. Jessye Wojtusik, from the Zoo's Center for Conservation & Research of Endangered Wildlife (CREW) began to perform weekly ultrasounds in Augus...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 9, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news