With more than 67 percent of Americans now categorized as overweight
or obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,
many people are searching for ways to lighten up and become healthier.
Studies find that going vegetarian can be a step in the right
Vegetarians tend to live longer and have lower risk of heart disease,
diabetes and cancer, according to research by the Academy of Dietetics
and Nutrition, and as a group they weigh less and gain less weight over
time. Even eating vegetarian part of the time can lead to improvements
in health and get the needle on the scale moving in the right direction,
a five- year study by Cancer Research UK found.
Anyone interested in vegetarian eating should check out Tuesday’s
ABC health tweet chat moderated by Dr. Richard Besser, ABC News’ chief
health and medical correspondent. Besser, along with Whole Foods, the
Center for Science in the Public Interest, registered dietitians,
bloggers, and other veggie lovers, tweeted out great tips and
information to help anyone become a healthy, happy vegetarian.
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