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HDL-C stands for high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, which is advantageous to the body, and LDL stands for low density lipoprotein cholesterol, which is bad for the body. In other words, consuming meat did not affect lipid levels, and combining a meat and vegetable diet actually benefitted cholesterol levels in the body.
In summation, ethical reasons for becoming a vegan may or may not be justified depending on the individual’s values. Some, like Nobis and Bekoff, believe animals deserve more compassion and a status equivalent to that of humans. In contrast, scholars like Korthals and Hsaio are more open and supportive of the use of animals with a little less cruelty than what currently exists. Justifying veganism merely with health reasons may not be adequate explanation, as it appears that there are both benefits and dangers to the vegan diet.
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