Vegetarians Have Healthier Disease Markers

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A new study from the European Association for the Study of Obesity found that vegetarians have healthier biomarkers than meat-eaters, a study conducted on over 166,000 UK adults found.

Biomarkers include good and bad health effects like chronic conditions, promoting or preventing cancer, and age-related diseases. Dieters were given either a vegetarian or meat diet and then checked for biomarkers for diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, cancer, liver, bone and joint health, and kidney function.

Vegetarians had lower levels of 13 biomarkers, including creatinine (a marker of worsening kidney function), total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, and apolipoprotein A (linked to cardiovascular

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Drinking, Smoking Vegans Are Healthier Than Carnivores

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First things first: It goes without saying that lighting up a cigarette or knocking back a bottle of booze is bad for your health. In fact, here are five ways alcohol may be sabotaging your healthy diet efforts.

With that being said, some interesting new research, presented at the European Congress of Obesity from researchers at the University of Glasgow is a testament to just how powerful a vegetarian or vegan diet can be. Even if you account for lifestyle factors like smoking and alcohol intake, vegetarians had significantly better biomarker levels than meat-eaters across important areas like total

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Vegetarians have healthier levels of disease markers than meat-eaters

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Vegetarians appear to have a healthier biomarker profile than meat-eaters, and this applies to adults of any age and weight, and is also unaffected by smoking and alcohol consumption, according to a new study in over 166,000 UK adults, being presented at this week’s European Congress on Obesity (ECO), held online this year.

Biomarkers can have bad and good health effects, promoting or preventing cancer, cardiovascular and age-related diseases, and other chronic conditions, and have been widely used to assess the effect of diets on health. However, evidence of the metabolic benefits associated with being vegetarian

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Vegetarians’ biomarkers healthier than meat eaters’

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Even after accounting for age, sex, education, ethnicity, obesity, smoking and alcohol intake — any of which could affect results — the analysis found that, compared to meat eaters, vegetarians had significantly lower levels of 13 biomarkers, including: total cholesterol; low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol — the so-called “bad cholesterol”; apolipoprotein A (linked to cardiovascular disease), apolipoprotein B (linked to cardiovascular disease); gamma-glutamyl transferase and alanine aminotransferase — liver function markers indicating inflammation or damage to cells; insulin-like growth factor (IGF-1; a hormone that encourages the growth and proliferation of cancer cells); urate; total protein; and creatinine (marker of worsening kidney

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Vegetarians Have Healthier Biomarkers Than Meat Eaters

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  • U.K. researchers have found that vegetarians have better indicators of health, called biomarkers, than people who eat meat.
  • Vegetarians had overall lower levels of cholesterol, among other biomarkers.
  • Experts say people don’t have to become vegetarian to be healthy. Instead, eating meat in moderation can lead to better health.

People who follow a vegetarian diet have a healthier biomarker profile than meat eaters, found a new observational study of more than 177,000 British adults being presented at this week’s European Congress on Obesity (ECO).

According to the researchers, this applied to people of any age and weight, and was

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Vegetarians who drink and smoke a lot are still healthier than meat-eaters, big new study finds

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Research shows that vegetarians are healthier than meat-lovers even if they are smokers and drinkers.

The scientists at the University of Glasgow in Scotland have examined more than 175,000 British adults, revealing that those with a plant-based diet were healthier than meat-lovers regardless of their age, weight, smoking habits, or how much alcohol they consumed, according to Study Find.


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The team factored in 19 different biomarkers in preventing cancer, heart and age-related diseases, as well as

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