Vegetarians and pescatarians have lower risk of CHD
Vegetarians also have a fifth higher risk of haemorrhagic and total stroke compared with meat eaters Related items fromOnMedica WHO dietary fat guidance fails to consider crucial evidence Most supplements offer no real benefit, some might increase risks Should we recognise obesity as a disease? Vitamin D supplements do not confer cardiovascular protection Sweetened drinks greater risk for poor glycaemic control (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 5, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

IPCC leaked report: Going vegetarian and controlling land use are key to climate crisis
Scientists in Geneva warn that cutting carbon emissions from cars and factories is not enoughAttempts to solve the climate crisis by cutting carbon emissions from only cars, factories and power plants are doomed to failure, scientists will warn this week.A leaked draft of a report on climate change and land use, which is now being debated in Geneva by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), states that it will be impossible to keep global temperatures at safe levels unless there is also a transformation in the way the world produces food and manages land.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 3, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Robin McKie Tags: Climate change World news Science Environment Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Global climate talks Agriculture Source Type: news

Medical News Today: The top foods high in zinc
Zinc plays a vital role in many functions in the body, including growth. Learn about which foods contain the most zinc here. We also cover vegetarian and vegan options. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

A healthy vegetarian diet can slow progression of prediabetes
A Swedish study reports that a plant-based diet may reduce the risk of prediabetes advancing to type 2 diabetes, data published in theJournal of Internal Medicine.Healthline (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 24, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Harvard Study: Plant-Based Diet Might Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes
(CNN) — Sticking to a plant-based diet could help lower your risk of type 2 diabetes, a new paper suggests. That link between plant-based eating habits and type 2 diabetes is even more beneficial when only healthy plant-based foods — such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes and nuts — are included in your daily diet, as opposed to refined grains, starches and sugars, according to the study, published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine on Monday. “We found that eating plant-based diets was associated with, on average, 23% reduction in diabetes risk,” said Dr. Qi Sun, an associate pr...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health CNN Harvard University Type 2 Diabetes Source Type: news

Junk Food Can Lower Sperm Count In Young Men, Harvard Study Finds
By Susan Scutti, CNN (CNN) — Burgers, fries, pizza and high energy drinks impact testicular function in young men, new research suggests. Specifically, the sperm counts for men who typically eat “Western” meals of high fat foods were 25.6 million lower, on average, than the counts of men noshing on fish, chicken, fruits, vegetables and other more “prudent” foods, a new Harvard study found. Sperm is the male reproductive cell. A man is considered to have a low sperm count if he has fewer than 15 million sperm per milliliter or less than 39 million sperm per ejaculation. A low sperm count c...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health CNN Harvard Source Type: news

Young men with Western diets 'have poorer quality sperm and drastically lower counts'
Researchers at Harvard Chan School of Public Health compared the sperm counts of healthy young men eating western diets with those who were vegetarian and those who ate a 'prudent' diet. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to Pack More Plant Protein Into Your Everyday Diet
THURSDAY, June 20, 2019 -- You don't have to adopt a total vegetarian lifestyle to improve your health. You can get some of its advantages simply by replacing some of the animal proteins in your diet with plant-based ones. This can be an especially... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 20, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Egg-sucking sea slug from Florida's Cedar Key named after Muppets creator Jim Henson
(Florida Museum of Natural History) Feet from the raw bars and sherbet-colored condominiums of Florida's Cedar Key, researchers discovered a new species of egg-sucking sea slug, a rare outlier in a group famous for being ultra-vegetarians. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 18, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is the difference between veganism and vegetarianism?
Vegetarians and vegans do not eat meat and fish. While many vegetarians choose to consume eggs and dairy products, vegans do not consume these animal byproducts. Strict vegans also avoid other products that come from animals, such as honey, leather goods, wool, silk, and tallow. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

UNDER THE MICROSCOPE: Pop singer Howard Jones, 64, answers our health quiz 
The singer, from Southampton, has been vegetarian for more than 40 years, but used to smoke 20 cigarettes every day. He also regularly gets tested for prostate cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What does a 'perfect' day of eating look like? Nutritionist reveals
We are consuming fewer nutrients than we were 20 years ago. Rob Hobson, a London-based nutritionist, lays out meal plans designed for meat eaters, pescatarians, vegetarians and vegans to help. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Making Mayo's Recipes: Whole-wheat orzo with roasted vegetables
This would be a great dish for the weekend. Make sure you chop the vegetables about the size of cooked orzo. And to make this dish vegetarian, substitute no-salt-added vegetable stock for the chicken stock. Each week, one of the more than 100 video recipes from the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program is featured on the Mayo Clinic [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - June 6, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Vegetarians need vitamin D too: 11 Plant-based sources of the crucial nutrient
(Natural News) The vegetarian lifestyle offers many health benefits to people of all ages. However, if you decide to become a vegetarian, you need to be more careful with your diet to avoid vitamin deficiencies. If you follow a plant-based diet, you can eat certain foods to boost your vitamin D intake to keep your bones... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Want your pet to go vegetarian? There are complications — even dangers — to that
You need to be cautious about such a diet for dogs. Cats rely entirely on animal flesh for essential nutrients. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - June 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Marta Zaraska Source Type: news

Chimpanzees catch and eat crabs
(University of Zurich) Chimpanzees have a mainly vegetarian diet, but do occasionally eat meat. Researchers at the University of Zurich have now shown for the first time that chimpanzees also eat crabs. In the rainforest of Guinea, the researchers observed how chimpanzees regularly fish for crabs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Renal diet for vegetarians: What about protein?
(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Being obsessed with clean eating can be a sign you are struggling to manage your mental health
A new university from York University has found that lacto-vegetarians - people who don't eat meat or eggs but do eat dairy products - are the most likely to develop orthorexia nervosa. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ditching my vegetarian diet helped me beat fertility issues
Like an estimated one in five women, Samantha Downes, from London, has polycystic ovary syndrome - but changing her diet transformed her life. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study reveals the antiviral potential of pokeweed
(Natural News) Pokeweed (Phytolacca americana) could either be a toxic plant or a dietary staple, depending on where and who you ask. The brightly colored plant has been dubbed as “the vegetarian’s puffer fish,” owing to the wild edible’s poisonous properties. Researchers from India have even found that pokeweed can be used together with antivirals to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Much Protein Do You Need for Weight Loss and Muscle Growth?
FRIDAY, May 10, 2019 -- Low-carb, vegetarian, Mediterranean -- whatever your diet, it's important to get enough protein. Although research hasn't yet pinpointed one perfect formula, experts say that the typical " recommended " daily minimums aren't... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 10, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

The vegetarian 'meat' aimed at replacing the real thing
Could meat-free foods that 'bleed' take the place of traditional burgers and sausages? (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vegetarian chili with tofu
(Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - May 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How the new plant-based burgers stack up to beef
Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods are among the companies racing to tap into the massive U.S. market of meat eaters by more closely mimicking the taste of beef than vegetarian patties of the past. So are the plant-based patties better for you or for the planet? (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Healthy plant-based diet (but not plant-based junk food) may protect kidneys
(Reuters Health) - While a healthy-plant based diet is tied to a lower risk of kidney disease, people who fill their plates with starchy, sugary vegetarian fare may actually increase their risk of kidney damage, a new study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

'Little Willies' vegetarian sausages sold in Tesco and Waitrose are recalled
The UK's Food Standards Agency has issued a recall notice for a batch of the sausage six-packs, which sell for £2.99 in Waitrose. Neither Waitrose or Tesco currently have the product in stock online. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Plant-Based Diets Help Reduce Kidney Disease Risk Long Term Plant-Based Diets Help Reduce Kidney Disease Risk Long Term
Sticking to a healthy plant-based or vegetarian diet resulted in favorable kidney disease outcomes in the first study to examine the association between the two.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

CKD Risk Lower for Those Following Healthy Plant-Based Diet
FRIDAY, April 26, 2019 -- Greater adherence to healthy plant-based diets and a vegetarian diet is associated with a lower risk for chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to a study published online April 25 in the Clinical Journal of the American... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 26, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Health Tip: Protein For Vegans
-- The recommended dietary allowance suggests that people take in 0.8 grams of protein for every kilogram that they weigh, says the Vegetarian Resource Group. Vegan foods that are high in protein include: Tempeh. Beans, such as soybeans and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 25, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Vegetarian chili
This meatless chili gets its kick from Fresno peppers. If you can't find them, jalapeno peppers are a good substitute. (Source: MayoClinic.com Recipe of the Day)
Source: MayoClinic.com Recipe of the Day - April 20, 2019 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Going vegetarian can reduce your risk of gout by causing less crystals to build-up around joints
A study by Taiwan researchers found that vegetarians had the lowest amount of uric acid which is known to cause gout, the agonising condition that once struck Henry VIII. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mail on Sunday reviews new breed of vegan burgers, created in a lab to taste like real beef
Few things in life are as simple – or as pleasurable to eat – as a burger. But for a long time, Britain's vegans and vegetarians have had to endure flavourless products. That was until now. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hospital staff say patient meals not fit to eat
More than half of hospital staff in England wouldn’t eat food served to patients because it’s unhealthy and of poor quality, according to a survey by UNISON published today (Wednesday). Many NHS employees and those working for private firms, including nurses, porters and those in administrative roles, also reveal nutritious meals aren’t available to buy at work, especially when on night shifts. No free drinking water, poor food-preparation facilities or meals unsuitable for their dietary or religious needs were among other top complaints from more than 300 staff across England. The findings highlight the ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - April 9, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release health conference NHS Sara Gorton Source Type: news

Dietary supplement boosts cognitive function in vegetarians
(American Physiological Society) Vegetarians who take the dietary supplement creatine may enjoy improved brain function, according to a new study. The research will be presented today at the American Physiological Society's (APS) annual meeting at Experimental Biology 2019 in Orlando, Fla. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Used in moderation, nutritional yeast can boost immunity and improve digestion
(Natural News) Nutritional yeast is inactive yeast made from beet molasses and sugarcane. This superfood can help improve your digestion and lower your blood pressure. Nutritional yeast, also called “nooch,” is usually a strain of Saccharomyces cerevisiae. This species of yeast has yeast cells that use sugar for energy. The nutritional profile of “nooch” Vegans and vegetarians use nutritional... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Vegans have a 'healthier biomarker profile'
After testing a range of diets, researchers conclude that vegan and vegetarian diets produce the healthiest levels of diet-related biomarkers. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Vegetarian Diets and Chronic Kidney Disease Vegetarian Diets and Chronic Kidney Disease
Could plant-based diets have a role in the prevention and management of CKD?Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the health benefits of jackfruit?
Jackfruit is a healthful source of essential nutrients, including vitamin C, potassium, and dietary fiber. Research suggests that substances in the fruit and plant may have a variety of health benefits. Cooked, unripe jackfruit is a popular meat substitute among vegetarians and vegans. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

"Impossible Burger" is just THAT, because it's GMO
(Natural News) What do you get when you genetically modify soybean roots in a top secret laboratory, cram it into a new “burger” and then sell that Franken-burger as “plant-based” to a bunch of health-minded consumers? You get $250 million richer from investors who like the marketing scam of the new bloody “vegetarian” impossible burger... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS cardiologist claims his 68-year-old mother’s vegetarian diet played a role in her death
Dr Aseem Malhotra, an NHS cardiologist, said his mother, a former GP in Manchester, became weak and susceptible to infection because of a protein and vitamin deficiency. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UNDER THE MICROSCOPE: Fitness coach and cookbook author Joe Wicks, 33, answers our health quiz 
Fitness coach and cookbook author Joe Wicks enjoys a couple of cocktails, but he's never been a smoker. He's also started cooking more vegetarian food. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Following a vegan lifestyle benefits diabetic people who want to improve both their health and mood
(Natural News) Vegan and vegetarian diets have been making the rounds in the mainstream food industry. A review suggests that people with diabetes may benefit from adhering to a vegan or vegetarian diet. The review, published in the journal BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care, reports that following a plant-based diet may help improve both their... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New study shows how vegans, vegetarians and omnivores feel about eating insects
(University of Eastern Finland) Many non-vegan vegetarians and omnivores are open to including insects in their diet. For vegans, however, that is not an option, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows. Researchers examined consumers' intentions to consume foods of insect origin among vegans, non-vegan vegetarians and omnivores. They examined the attitude, subjective norm, perceived behavioral control and food neophobia toward the consumption of foods of insect origin, as well as the conditions for eating insect-based foods among these dietary groups. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Assessing the long-term health of vegetarians and vegans and their risk of certain conditions and diseases
(Natural News) Researchers from the University of Oxford revealed that becoming a vegetarian or vegan has significant long-term health benefits. This finding, which was published in the journal Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, was based on the results of western studies involving a high portion of vegetarian participants. Vegetarians are people who follow a diet devoid of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are flexitarians half-hearted vegetarians?
Can simply lowering meat consumption be considered a thing, or is it just "half-hearted" vegetarianism? (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

These Are the 5 Best Diets for 2019, According to Experts
For the second year in a row, the Mediterranean diet was named the best diet in America by U.S. News & World Report. Following a Mediterranean diet involves eating lots of plants, whole grains, healthy fats (such as olive oil) and lean proteins, and cutting back on processed foods, red meat and refined sugars. The diet has long been linked to many health benefits, including lower risks of cancer and heart disease, better kidney health and a healthier gut. In the latest rankings, the Mediterranean diet also took the titles of best diet for healthy eating, diabetes and heart health, the easiest diet to follow and the be...
Source: TIME: Health - January 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

University of Waterloo looking to put more vegan and vegetarian options on the menu
Students at the University of Waterloo will soon be able to load up their plates with more vegan and vegetarian foods. Campus chefs are taking part in plant-based culinary training to learn how to prepare recipes that are meat, egg and dairy-free. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Kitchener-Waterloo Source Type: news

Are Vegetarian and Vegan Diets Best for Diabetes? Are Vegetarian and Vegan Diets Best for Diabetes?
Should a vegetarian or vegan diet be recommended on a first-line basis for patients with diabetes? Dr Boris Hansel shares his thoughts.Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Commentary Source Type: news

How to live longer: Do vegetarians live longer? Diet secret to long life REVEALED
HOW TO live longer: Eating a healthy, balanced diet has been found to boost longevity because it helps slash the risk of serious health conditions. For a long time a vegetarian diet has been deemed one of the healthiest - but do vegetarians live longer? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to live longer: Do vegetarians live longer? The diet secret to long life REVEALED
HOW TO live longer: Eating a healthy, balanced diet has been found to boost longevity because it helps slash the risk of serious health conditions. For a long time a vegetarian diet has been deemed one of the healthiest - but do vegetarians live longer? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news