Vegetarian Diet Linked To High Depression Scores, Suggests Large Meta-Analysis

Vegetarian diets could be linked with higher depression scores, suggests a huge meta-analysis of almost 50,000 people by researchers in Bochum, Germany. The research backs up existing studies that have linked ditching meat to an increased likelihood of depression, but the reason why remains elusive.  

Whether vegetarianism actually plays a role in depression is poorly understood. Some studies have pointed the finger at the diet, while others have refuted the findings. To identify a link – if there is one – Sebastian Ocklenburg and Jette Borawski performed a large-scale meta-analysis on published studies that compared the depression scores of non-vegetarians

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A beginner’s guide to a vegetarian diet – Westender

‘Vegetarian’ is an umbrella term used to describe plant-based diets. These diets eliminate animal flesh, like meat, chicken, fish and seafood. The focus being on fruits, vegetables, wholegrains, nuts and seeds, however, not all vegetarians follow the same dietary pattern.  A lacto-ovo vegetarian diet is centred on plant-based foods, dairy and eggs, whereas, a vegan diet is solely comprised of plant-based foods. The article will focus on lacto-ovo vegetarians, as this is the most common form of vegetarian diet.

A vegetarian diet has a reputation for being a nutritious to maximise physical health and improve mental wellbeing.  In general, vegetarian

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Shraddha Kapoor completes two years of being vegetarian; know benefits of the diet

Shraddha Kapoor recently completed two years of being a vegetarian. The Stree actor took to Instagram to share why she decided to become one, highlighting her compassion for animals and the planet as the driving factor.

“As we all celebrate World Nature Conservation Day, I wanted to share that I completed 2 years of being vegetarian on 21/7/21. I decided to turn vegetarian for my love for animals and our planet. It’s made me happier and healthier. 🙃 Here’s celebrating 2 years of making a personal choice to #ChooseCompassion. Compassion towards animals, the environment, and myself,” she wrote.

While a

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Some metabolic changes differ by race for women switching to vegetarian diet


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Improvements in fatty acid metabolism occurred for women switching from their habitual omnivorous diet to a vegetarian diet, according to a study

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People following plant-based diet ‘much less likely to get severe Covid-19’, study suggests

People who enjoy a plant-based diet like vegetarians and vegans or take fish as their only source of meat are considerably less likely to contract severe Covid-19, a new study has found.

According to the findings published in The BMJ Nutrition, Prevention and Health, which examined data from healthcare workers across six countries including the UK, people who follow a plant-based diet are 73 per cent less likely to be hit by coronavirus while self-declared pescatarians were 59 per cent less likely to become ill than those who eat red and white meat.

Low-carbohydrate, high-protein diets appeared to be

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Most Americans Are Not Eating a Cancer-Preventing Diet

Key Takeaways

  • A new study found that most people in the U.S. do not eat a diet that meets national dietary guidelines for preventing cancer.
  • Overall, people needed to incorporate more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fiber into their diet.
  • Experts recommend making small, manageable diet changes.

The majority of Americans do not eat a diet that meets national dietary guidelines for preventing cancer, according to a new study.

The researchers found that about 70% of adults didn’t eat enough fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. The majority of participants didn’t get enough fiber in their diets.

The study, which was

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