casual_cyclist wrote:Fair point. Vegetarian diets may have some advantages. From a recent study: "...vegetarians typically have lower body mass index, serum total and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels, and blood pressure; reduced rates of death from ischemic heart disease; and decreased incidence of hypertension, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and certain cancers than do nonvegetarians." http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21139125
I should have been more specific that I was talking about vegan diets that are being promoted with almost religious zeal by a certain member of this forum. And yes, there are pluses and minuses to most diets. Most people are able to see that.