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Yes, definitely. There are several investigations assessing this issue. In several clinical trials (1, 2) Dr. Barnard has prooved that a low-fat vegan diet can improve serum values of HbA1c and requirements for medication of patients affected by type 2 diabetes. The same studies found significant improvements in plasma lipids (LDL and total cholesterols), ...


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This answer would be most likely the same for a non-veg*n question, since there is nothing specific that you should look out for as a result of your diet. The bones are made mostly out of rigid form of collagen, which is a protein and composes the organic part of the bone and calcium phosphate and other salts, which create the hard outer layer. [1] Based ...


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What to avoid Avoid refined sugar and refined carbohydrates (baked goods, white bread and pasta) as they have a high Glycemic index (which means they’ll raise blood sugar very quickly) as well as sodas and sweet drinks, which are filled with artificial sweeteners and preservatives that will inevitably lead to hormonal imbalance and a blood sugar spike. ...


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According to Arthritis Research UK, there is some evidence of vegan diet improving medical condition of people suffering from arthritis. This may be part of due to lack of red meat in such diet, which has been found to be linked to increased risk of this illness. Another culprit that lacks in vegan/raw diets which is mentioned with regard to arthritis is ...


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Results seem to be mixed, some studies show a positive effect, others no effect at all. The studies referenced by Arthritis Research suggest that going vegan seems to show better results than being vegetarian. Going vegetarian or vegan may have the additional benefit that you're more likely to lose weight over time which will put less strain on your joints. ...


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Disclaimer: This answer does not rely on my own experience with veganism but only on what I found in the literature. TL;DR to be found in the conclusion section. Preamble Heart attack is a broad term that is frequently misused. Heart attacks are part of a broader category called Acute Coronary Syndrome and can be split into three main types: ST segment ...


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The most well-studied diet pattern regarding mental health is the Mediterranean diet pattern, which has shown in multiple small studies to reduce the severity of the symptoms of depression and even allow psychiatric medications to work better. This is most likely because the Mediterranean diet pattern naturally contains many nutrients that are recommended ...


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I assume you are asking about allergies unrelated to foods that are normally excluded from a vegan diet like eggs and dairy. So the question would be whether a vegan diet might reduce symptoms from allergies to non-food items like pollen, dust, mold, animal dander, etc. An epidemiological study on diet, asthma, and allergies from 2001 showed that young ...


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She found that around seven years ago. Prior to her diagnosis, she had a fairly regular cycle of getting sick about once a month with flu like symptoms without anyone around her catching it. This was her normal expectation, her mother was the same way (also has EDS). Removing meat from her diet for a year brought her down to four instances of those flu-like ...


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I know i am too late to the party here but I personally have had immense relief from my allergies ever since I turned vegan 8 months ago before which I was a hardcore non vegetarian with some form of meat in every meal I have severe allergy to dog hair and dander and on playing with my pet Lhasa Apso for even 5-10 minutes used to lead to an allergic ...


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Diabetes (type 2) is caused by being overweight. Everyone has a genetic threshold for the amount of fat they can build up under their skin, this genetic limit is determined by the amount of fat cells the body was born with. However the human body can produce new fat cells over the life time in order to contain the excess fat, this process is quite slow so if ...


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