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  2. Aug 31, 2017

Vegetarian Diets Reduce Inflammation

Vegetarian diets reduce inflammation, according to a review published in Public Health Nutrition. Researchers reviewed 18 prior studies, finding that individuals who followed a vegetarian diet for at least two years lowered their serum levels of C-reactive protein, a biomarker of inflammation, compared with those who did not follow a vegetarian diet. Researchers suspect the credit goes to phytosterols and dietary fiber found in the fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes.

References

  1. Haghighatdoost F, Bellissimo N, de Zepetnek JOT, Rouhani MH. Association of vegetarian diet with inflammatory biomarkers: a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies. Public Health Nutr. 2017;1-9.

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