A Vegan Diet can Increase Risk of Heart Disease

A vegan diet could put some individuals at risk of heart disease .
This is the warning from researchers at Zhejiang University, China; they suggest that vegans are placing themselves at risk of developing heart disease.
Meat is often viewed as the “baddie” in terms of heart disease and diet .
Vegetarianism involves not eating meat; whereas, veganism involves the same, with vegans also avoiding any foods derived from animals, such as, milk, eggs and other dairy products.
Therefore, vegans often lack multiple key nutrients, for example, zinc, iron, vitamin B12 and omega-3 fatty acid .
You can have enough protein on a balanced vegetarian diet, however, it is much more difficult in a vegan diet, particularly due to the fatty acids frequently found in protein-rich foods.
It was also found that vegans had lower than average levels of HDL, the good cholesterol, as well as higher blood levels of the amino acid homocysteine, which is associated with a higher risk of heart disease.

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