The Pros And Cons Of Vegetarian Diet

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In recent years, dietary restrictions such as vegetarianism and veganism have become very popular lifestyle choices. One of the reasons many people chose to switch to a vegetarian diet is because they believe that it’s a healthier choice from a nutritional perspective.
For the last few years nutritionists and health specialists have been saying that meat, eggs and animal fats are bad for us, and that we’ll live longer and healthier if we decrease our consumption or avoid them. This idea has been strongly reinforced into our society that few people even question it anymore. But is this really correct?

Hypothesis: A decrease in meat consumption due to vegetarian or vegan diets correlates with the likely hood of obtaining various chronic conditions
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Carnivorous diet rich in meat is defined as one which is heavy in meat and little consumption of vegetables, and fruits.

In total, the study involved 1,320 subjects from Austria reported their dietary habits. The sample consisted of 330 vegetarians (again, some did eat meat), 330 people who had “balanced diets”, eating meat, vegetables and fruits, 300 so called “normal” eaters (which I didn 't include in the data), and 330 who 's dietary habit was heavy in meat.

Limitations of this data are due to the fact that the survey was based on cross-sectional data . That means, theres no indication in knowing whether the people of the study chose to go vegetarian thinking it will improve their quality of life and health, or they became vegetarians after finding out that they have a chronic condition in attempts to improve their health. There is also no information about the long-term effects of these specific diets. Other limitations are that the subjects of the study each self reported their diet (or what they believed it was), without giving them a clear definition of the various dietary

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