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What does vegetarian mean and health benefits of being a vegetarian?
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  • June 21, 2016

  • It is a diet which contain food only from plant source, no animal products at all termed as a vegetarian diet.

The four main types of vegetarians are:

  • Lacto-vegetarians - they consume dairy products, but no eggs. Most do consume honey.

  • Ovo-vegetarians - they consume eggs, but no dairy. Most do consume honey.

  • Lacto-ovovegetarians - they consume eggs and dairy. Most do consume honey.

  • Vegans - only consume plant-based foods (no dairy, eggs or honey)

Health benefits of being vegetarian:

Disease-specific benefits:

  • Decreased risk of mortality

  • Lower incidence of heart disease symptoms

  • Lower incidence of hypertension

  • Lower incidence of type 2 diabetes

  • Improved risk profile for kidney disease (lower glomerular filtration rate)

  • Decreased risk of prostate and colorectal cancers.

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