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Health benefits of a vegetarian diet.

Abstract:

Compared with non-vegetarians, Western vegetarians have a lower mean BMI (by about 1 kg/m2), a lower mean plasma total cholesterol concentration (by about 0.5 mmol/l), and a lower mortality from IHD (by about 25%). They may also have a lower risk for some other diseases such as constipation, diverticular disease, gallstones and appendicitis. No differences in mortality from common cancers have been established. There is no evidence of adverse effects on mortality. Much more information is nee...

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10.1017/S0029665199000373

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Cancer Epidemiology Unit
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Journal:
The Proceedings of the Nutrition Society
Volume:
58
Issue:
2
Pages:
271-275
Publication date:
1999-05-05
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EISSN:
1475-2719
ISSN:
0029-6651
URN:
uuid:4971ea47-9d55-4b3e-93b1-74f422e84eb9
Source identifiers:
21312
Local pid:
pubs:21312

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