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Do you recommend a vegetarian or vegan diet?
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Dr. Susan McCreadie
Holistic Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Animal Fat & Protein
I encourage families to include animal fat and protein in their diet, as traditional societies around the world.
A well-balanced (fat/protein/carbs) nutritionally packed vegan/vegetarian diet is possible, but less probable - especially for children. http://getrealforkids.com/resources/real-food/balanced-meals-snacks/1987-secrets-of-a-balanced-meal#.

In brief: Animal Fat & Protein
I encourage families to include animal fat and protein in their diet, as traditional societies around the world.
A well-balanced (fat/protein/carbs) nutritionally packed vegan/vegetarian diet is possible, but less probable - especially for children. http://getrealforkids.com/resources/real-food/balanced-meals-snacks/1987-secrets-of-a-balanced-meal#.
Dr. Susan McCreadie
Dr. Susan McCreadie
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Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine
In brief: Neither
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.

In brief: Neither
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.
Dr. Michael Rothman
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In brief: Vegetarian
Vegans have the shortest lifespan but vegetarians live longer.

In brief: Vegetarian
Vegans have the shortest lifespan but vegetarians live longer.
Dr. Terry Simpson
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