Reduced Risk for Metabolic Syndrome and Insulin Resistance Associated with Ovo-Lacto-Vegetarian Behavior in Female Buddhists: A Case-Control Study

@inproceedings{Chiang2013ReducedRF,
  title={Reduced Risk for Metabolic Syndrome and Insulin Resistance Associated with Ovo-Lacto-Vegetarian Behavior in Female Buddhists: A Case-Control Study},
  author={Jui-Kun Chiang and Ying-Lung Lin and Chien-Jen Chen and Chung-Mei Ouyang and Y-T Wu and Yu-Chiao Chi and Kuo-Chin Huang and Wei-Shiung Yang},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2013}
}
INTRODUCTION The association of vegetarian status with the risk of metabolic syndrome (MetS) is not clear. In Asia, Buddhists often have vegetarian behavior for religious rather than for health reasons. We hypothesize that the vegetarian in Buddhism is associated with better metabolic profiles, lower risk for the MetS and insulin resistance (IR). METHODS We enrolled 391 female vegetarians (~80% lacto-ovo-vegetarians) and 315 non-vegetarians from health-checkup clinics at a Buddhist hospital… CONTINUE READING
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