Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Do You Have to be Mental to be a Vegetarian?

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Do You Have to be Mental to be a Vegetarian?
Aug 8, 2012 | Dr. Barry Groves

Although many studies have been conducted about the association between a vegetarian diet and physical health, very little work has been done on the associations between a vegetarian diet and mental health.

And as more people are persuaded that a vegetarian diet is a healthy diet, it is essential that they are made aware of the possible adverse effects of such a diet.

In 2008, a study was published which showed that adopting a vegetarian lifestyle could lead to a significant amount of brain shrinkage, and that the more extreme the diet (vegan) caused the most extreme brain loss.[1] I reported this at Vegetarians have smaller brains

Now, a 2012 study links vegetarianism with other mental conditions.[2] The mental conditions studied include:
  • Unipolar Depressive Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Somatoform Disorders and Syndromes
  • Eating Disorders
This latest study adds to previous evidence that concerns about the healthiness of vegetarianism are well-founded and need to be taken very seriously.

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