clearly showed that all variants of vegetarian diets (vegan, lacto-ovo, and pesco-vegetarian and semivegetarian
) were associated with substantially lower risk of type 2 diabetes and lower BMI than nonvegetarian diets, and the protection afforded by vegan and lacto-ovo vegetarian diets was the strongest.
Aspects studied Dosing and time Effect of curcumin 89 patients with UC, 45 given 2 g curcumin/d on CD patients in for 6 months a RCT study Effect of different 22 CD subjects receiving semivegetarian
dietary interventions, versus omnivorous diet for 2 y prospective trial Effect of cacao drink 22 healthy adults receiving 494 mg or on gut bacteria (n = 23) cocoa flavanols/d for 4 weeks Effect of pycnogenol 15 children with CD receiving 2 mg/kg bw.
In the study, overweight and obese patients, of whom 73 percent were women, were assigned to one of five dietary groups: vegan (plant foods only), vegetarian (plant foods plus eggs and dairy), pescovegetarian (plant foods plus fish), semivegetarian
(plant foods plus restricted red meat and poultry intake), and omnivores (all plant and animal foods).
Unfortunately, the author focuses on a number of athletes whom she calls "semivegetarian
" who eat fish and chicken.
Vegetarians and semivegetarians
are less exposed to cardiovascular risk factors.
"The poor were semivegetarians
who simply could not afford meat.
can try pinakbet, inabraw, seaweed salad and KBL (kamatis, bugguong and lasona).
, who eat meat occasionally, reduced their risk but only by 8%.
Many folks calling themselves vegetarians are really semivegetarians
, eating poultry or fish occasionally.
Since my wife and I are semivegetarians
who "live off the land" with minimum waste, it takes me approximately one year to fill one of these containers.