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Doctor insights on: Pros And Cons Of Being A Vegetarian

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What are pros and cons of being vegetarian?

What are pros and cons of being vegetarian?

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. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of pursuing a pescetarianism diet?

What are the pros and cons of pursuing a pescetarianism diet?

Fish is overated: Fish and fish oil are the new snake oil, both are high in omega 3 fatty acids which are extremely fragile. Omega 3 fish oils reduce triglycerides by impairing the liver's ablility to make them. However the oxidative stress caused by fish oil actually raises LDL cholesterol. Some day we may use the phrase "this is just more fish oil" or "here comes the fish oil salesman". ...Read more

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What are the health pros and cons of vegan diet in humans?

What are the health pros and cons of vegan diet in humans?

Limited: Despite all the "pop" claims, the huge study in am. J. Clin. Nutr. 89: 1613s, 2009 found no different between british vegetarians and omnivores in any category when researchers control for the other healthy lifestyle habits of vegetarians. "the china study" is misleading subscience by a well-intentioned man misled during mao's famine. The moral benefits are substantial. Choose what's right for you. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of a breast lift?

What are the pros and cons of a breast lift?

Good question: Pros - improved shape, projection, symmetry. Cons - scars. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of having a breast reduction?

What are the pros and cons of having a breast reduction?

Breast reduction: The pros of the bilateral breast reduction is the loss of the breast weight pulling on your chest and the loss of neck and back pain associated with large breasts. It is a very satifying procedure for most patients. The cons are as follows: you could lose some sensation in your nipple/areolar complex, there are scars involved, there is always a possibility of scars or infection. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of eating meat?

What are the pros and cons of eating meat?

Meat eating pro/con: Some of the pros of eating meat are, it's a good source of protein, and the only exogenous source of cholesterol and vit. B12. Some of the cons of increase meat consumption are that it has been linked to heart disease, outbreaks of food-borne illness and high protein diets have recently been linked to cancer. ...Read more

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What are some pros and cons of a full liquid diet?

What are some pros and cons of a full liquid diet?

Yes: Con- chewing begins digestion in the mouth and helps your stomach secrete acid by site, smell and taste. Digestion begins and sets the stage early. By drinking a liquid drink- you are minimizing these functions that help digestion. Pro- to a liquid diet, may help to break down hard to digest foods, by already liquefying them. ...Read more

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What're the pros and cons of taking a multivitamin?

What're the pros and cons of taking a multivitamin?

More con than pro: In the absence of known deficiency, multivitamins are unnecessary. Common deficiencies are vitanin d in people who don't get much sun exposure and vitamin B12 in vegans who don't supplement. Multivitamins are now increasingly seen as unhealthy if not needed. Check with doctor before taking any and always check label to make sure you know what you are taking. Do not take above 100% of rda. ...Read more

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What are the nutritional pros and cons of coconuts?

What are the nutritional pros and cons of coconuts?

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! ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of taking dhea for a teenager?

What are the pros and cons of taking dhea for a teenager?

Conns: You should not take anything affecting growth in a growing teenager with out consulting an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of soymilk?

What are the pros and cons of soymilk?

See details: The big advantage is that soymilk is derived from a plant and not an animal. Soymilk is not really milk but a beverage made from soybeans. Therefore it is not a source of calcium. Soymilk contains substances that may reduce the risk of heart disease and breast cancer. ...Read more

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of being a doctor?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of being a doctor?

Being a doctor: Biggest advantage is the emotional reward that comes out of helping people. Biggest disadvantage is not spending enough time with family & kids. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of a breast reduction?

What are the pros and cons of a breast reduction?

Many: Breast reduction is one of the most patient pleasing operations performed. Pros include improvement of neck/back/shoulder discomfort, improvement of bra strap grooving/posture and/or improvements with skin breakdown/rashes/infections. Downside include scarring, potential for loss of nipple/areola sensation or ability to breast-feed, and other “standard” risks associated with surgery. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of a tracheotomy?

What are the pros and cons of a tracheotomy?

Mostly pros: The pros of a trach are that you can breath! it is much more comfortable than having a breathing tube through the mouth or nose. It takes some getting used to. More secretions with a trach, and caregivers need to be trained to care for it. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of yoga?

What are the pros and cons of yoga?

Yoga: Yoga is NOT some heroic Postures! Yoga is NOT just heavy duty Exercises to lose weight. Yoga is to be deeply aware of PRANA- Breath of Life! Yoga includes Meditation to focus on your innerself , feel Peace, and work towards becoming one with the . universe. Asanas(Postures) are important for tone and flexibility. Do only those which you can do and which will not cause muscle pain. ...Read more

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What are some advantages and disadvantages of a semi-vegetarian diet?

What are some advantages and disadvantages of a semi-vegetarian diet?

Less meat means: less risk of ingesting hormones and antibiotics found in meat, also less risk of mercury found in fish. Disadvantages--may feel weak or your B12 may get low. Sounds like the Paleo Diet. Please do a search to learn more. Sounds good overall. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of a feeding tube?

What are the pros and cons of a feeding tube?

Several: Pros: life-sustaining, can be temporary if swallowing ability returns. Cons: infections, clogging, falling out. ...Read more

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What are the benefits and costs of getting a breast lift?

What are the benefits and costs of getting a breast lift?

Several: The benefits are many if done correctly by a well-trained and experienced plastic surgeon. You should have a more youthful appearance and "feel" to the breasts, look better both in and out of clothes, and feel more confident. The cost to you will vary depending on where you live and how skilled the plastic surgeon is. Please don't shop price, shop results, skill, talent and experience. Be well. ...Read more

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What are the disadvantages and advantages to a vegetarian diet?

What are the disadvantages and advantages to a vegetarian diet?

A vegetarian diet: Is healthy. For more information, check out drmcdougall.Com and nutritionfacts.Org. Both cite lots of research on the benefits of a plant-based diet. Nutritionfacts.Org includes information on the effects of diet on numerous health issues. I don't know of any disadvantages to a vegetarian diet other than having to ignore food commercials on tv and look harder for suitable restaurants. ...Read more

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