Being vegetarian isn't always healthy: Plant-based diet may raise the risk of heart disease



Vegetarian diets are widely touted as a healthier option than eating meat.
Eating a vegetarian diet isn't always healthy and some may increase the risk of heart disease, scientists say.
But experts said that it can lead to a higher risk of heart disease – if vegetarians eat lots of refined grains, potatoes and sweets, and indulge in sweetened drinks.
Researchers from Harvard University designed separate diets which focused on plant food with a reduced animal food intake and a vegetarian diet that emphasised the intake of healthy plant foods such as whole grains, fruits and vegetables.
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17 July 2017 in Health, Views: 55
Source: Daily Mail
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