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Vegetarian and vegan diets aren't necessarily more healthy

Especially if they don't involve actual vegetables.
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Just because it's vegetarian doesn't make it healthy (duh)

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Eliminating meat from a terrible diet doesn’t really make it any healthier, according to a study released today in the Journal of the American College of. In fact, the study found that participants whose mostly-plant-based diets (think vegetarian or ) included a lot of processed foods, such as beverages and , were more likely to develop heart disease or die during the study period than people who avoided processed food—even if that meant eating a little meat.

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