Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Vegans Have Increased Heart Disease Risk

From "Vegans’ elevated heart risk requires omega-3s and B12" in ScienceBlog:
strict vegetarians who try to eat no meat or animal products of any kind — may increase their risk of developing blood clots and atherosclerosis or “hardening of the arteries,” which are conditions that can lead to heart attacks and stroke.
vegans tend to have elevated blood levels of homocysteine and decreased levels of HDL, the “good” form of cholesterol. Both are risk factors for heart disease.

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