A large cross-sectional study (n = 156, 317 adults in the 20-49 age group) from the National Family Health Survey-3 conducted between 2005 and 2006 showed that lacto-vegetarian
, lacto-ovo vegetarian, and semivegetarian diets were associated with lower prospects (~30%) of developing diabetes than pesco-vegetarian and nonvegetarian diets regardless of BMI .
 This causative association was supported by our study, as the majority of our patients were lacto-vegetarians
Five studies focused on vegan diets, 2 on lacto-vegetarian
, 10 on lacto-ovo-vegetarian diets and 15 on mixed types (vegan, lacto, lacto-ovo, pesco and/or semi-vegetarian).
There are relatively few vegetarians in Pakistan, compared with India, where about a third of the population are lacto-vegetarian
, but among the populations of major nations, only Indians eat less meat per capita than Pakistanis.
- eat dairy products but not eggs.
Brought up as a lacto-vegetarian
, Heather loved animals as a child and as a teenager was devastated when she found the RSPCA at Swansea's Singleton Park had a policy (now changed) of putting down healthy dogs who could not be re-homed.
What are the differences between a Vegetarian; a Lacto-Vegetarian
; a Lacto-Ovo Vegetarian and an Ovo-Vegetarian?
Participants stated whether they were vegetarian and, if so, which type, utilizing the following operational definitions: vegan (consume no animal products), lacto-vegetarian
(consume dairy), ovo-vegetarian (consume eggs), lacto-ovo vegetarian (consume dairy and eggs), or semi-vegetarian (occasionally consume poultry and/or fish).
As a lacto-vegetarian
, I love to cook Thanksgiving dinner, but it has never been one of my favorite meals to eat.
: Eats dairy products but not eggs.
differs in that he does not eat eggs, while the ovo-vegetarian eats eggs but no other dairy products.
The most common are the lacto-vegetarian
, ovo-lacto-vegetarian, vegan and macrobiotic vegetarian diets.