Vegetarian diets

Mann, Jim
September 2009
BMJ: British Medical Journal (Overseas & Retired Doctors Edition;9/5/2009, Vol. 339 Issue 7720, p325
Academic Journal
The article discusses the health and ecological benefits of vegetarian diets. According to the author, some ethnic and religious groups consume vegetarian diets for ethical reasons while other people go for vegetarian diets for health reasons. Vegetarianism is said to cover a range of dietary practices including consuming eggs, milk and other dairy products. A comparison between the dietary practices of vegetarians and vegans is presented. The author claims that vegetarianism is an acceptable dietary pattern in terms of health benefits, but no proof was issued on its superiority over Mediterranean, Asian and modified conventional Western diets.


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