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Is a vegan diet the best defense against cancer and diseases like gout, diabetes?

10 doctors weighed in
3 doctors agree

In brief: Not a podiatry ?

I would discuss this with your family doctor.

In brief: Not a podiatry ?

I would discuss this with your family doctor.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Absolutely not

Vegans have the moral high ground, but despite all the claims by advocates, the really big prospective studies show no advantage or disadvantage for vegetarians / vegans in longevity or any of the common categories of disease.
You'd do better to eat sensibly and keep up a fitness-focused lifestyle.

In brief: Absolutely not

Vegans have the moral high ground, but despite all the claims by advocates, the really big prospective studies show no advantage or disadvantage for vegetarians / vegans in longevity or any of the common categories of disease.
You'd do better to eat sensibly and keep up a fitness-focused lifestyle.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Not really

The long term effect of a low fat, vegan diet is malnutrition.
Used for a short time (4-6 weeks) a low fat diet can be employed for weight loss. However, the long lerm effects of low fat diets are miserable. A low fat - high carb diet will lead to high Insulin levels, high triglcyerides, low hdl, metabolic syndrome and finally high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease. www.edibolic.com.

In brief: Not really

The long term effect of a low fat, vegan diet is malnutrition.
Used for a short time (4-6 weeks) a low fat diet can be employed for weight loss. However, the long lerm effects of low fat diets are miserable. A low fat - high carb diet will lead to high Insulin levels, high triglcyerides, low hdl, metabolic syndrome and finally high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease. www.edibolic.com.
Dr. Michael Rothman
Dr. Michael Rothman
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Difficult to answer

A diet of caloric restriction and low in saturated fats would help in preventing some of the illnesses you mention.
But a vegan can overeat, be obese, be a smoker, drink alcohol beyond moderation, not be physically active and be at risk for the diseases. Part of the etiology of the diseases in question is heredity, environmental factors and lack of exercise.

In brief: Difficult to answer

A diet of caloric restriction and low in saturated fats would help in preventing some of the illnesses you mention.
But a vegan can overeat, be obese, be a smoker, drink alcohol beyond moderation, not be physically active and be at risk for the diseases. Part of the etiology of the diseases in question is heredity, environmental factors and lack of exercise.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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