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what are pros and cons of being vegetarian?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
The pros are moral: The moral benefits are obvious; anyone who's aware of the realities of today's factory farming will see this. A huge british study am j clin nutr in 2009 showed no measurable difference in any major health measure between vegs and omnivores; ped clin na 2009 showcased how easy it is to make your children sick on a vegetarian diet if you do not know exactly what you're doing. Your doctor can guide.

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What are the pros and cons of using contact lenses?

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Many pros!: Full vision without glasses: no fogging, heavy lenses, good peripheral vision etc. The drawbacks? They need daily care and there is always the risk of infection or other complications. If you take care of your lenses regularly, you should do great!
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What are the nutritional pros and cons of coconuts?

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Depends on ripeness: Mature, "dry" coconuts have high fat content, a crunchy white pulp that can be made into coconut milk. It is abundant in medium-chain fatty acids. Young green "water" coconuts have a transparent, sweet jelly pulp and less fat, and a sterile liquid with electrolytes of similar concentration to human blood. This was used to rehydrate some soldiers during ww2 in the pacific, by intravenous infusion!
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What are the pros and cons of eating meat?

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