vegetarian

To Shed Pounds, Go Vegan: Study finds plant-based diet effective in weight loss

A low-fat, plant-based diet is more effective at helping women lose weight and improve insulin sensitivity than an omnivorous diet, shows a new study on 59 overweight, postmenopausal women. In the study, conducted by Neal D. Barnard, MD, half of the participants followed a vegan diet, while the other half followed a control diet based [...]

To Shed Pounds, Go Vegan: Study finds plant-based diet effective in weight loss 2018-02-15T15:53:00+00:00

Blood Pressure and Your Plate: Dietary changes may be simple, drug-free treatment

A new scientific review shows that high blood pressure can be reduced with diet changes, especially a vegetarian diet. The new report analyzes the results of published studies and concludes that vegetarian populations have lower rates of hypertension, "the silent killer." Vegetarians tend to be slimmer, on average, and that is one reason their blood [...]

Blood Pressure and Your Plate: Dietary changes may be simple, drug-free treatment 2018-02-15T15:53:07+00:00

B12: Are You Short? Seniors and vegetarians are most at risk for problems

Vitamin B12 deficiency is the most common nutritional deficiency in the developing world and possibly in North America as well, reports the August issue of the Harvard Health Letter. Sometimes the only symptoms of a B12 deficiency are subtle cognitive and neurological changes. More serious shortages can result in dementia or anemia. Breast-fed infants of [...]

B12: Are You Short? Seniors and vegetarians are most at risk for problems 2015-09-09T13:49:33+00:00

Going Veggie is Easy! Studies show most make a smooth change for better health

In a new study, Neal D. Barnard, MD, and his colleagues show that patients easily transition from a standard omnivorous diet to a low-fat, vegetarian diet that helps people lose weight, lower blood pressure and otherwise improve their health. Many doctors are aware that a low-fat vegetarian diet can reverse heart disease and provide other [...]

Going Veggie is Easy! Studies show most make a smooth change for better health 2015-09-09T13:50:32+00:00

Prostate Cancer and Your Plate: Dietary factors can raise or lower risks

A new multi-country study strengthens the link between animal products as risk factors for prostate cancer, and vegetable products, especially onions, as risk reduction factors. The study investigated links between national diets and prostate cancer mortality rates to identify major risk factors. Prostate cancer mortality rates in the US and northern Europe are approximately 5 [...]

Prostate Cancer and Your Plate: Dietary factors can raise or lower risks 2018-02-15T15:53:26+00:00

Eat Away Cholesterol: Diet as effective as drugs, say researchers

Researchers at the University of Toronto and St. Michael's Hospital have shown that a vegetarian diet composed of specific plant foods can lower cholesterol as effectively as a drug treatment. The study compared a diet of known cholesterol-lowering, vegetarian foods to a standard cholesterol-reducing drug called lovastatin. The special diet lowered levels of LDL (“bad”) [...]

Eat Away Cholesterol: Diet as effective as drugs, say researchers 2015-09-09T13:51:14+00:00

Vegetarian Nutrition Notes

Recent statistics reveal that about 4% of all Canadians eat a vegetarian diet. According to Dietitians of Canada, a well-planned vegetarian diet can be a healthy alternative to standard meat-based eating styles for all age groups. While the traditional “food pyramid” guide may not give vegetarians enough information on how to assure adequate levels of [...]

Vegetarian Nutrition Notes 2018-02-15T15:53:37+00:00

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