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Eet vet word slank

Eet vet word slank gepubliceerd januari 2013

In dit boek lees je o.a.: * heel veel informatie ter bevordering van je gezondheid; * hoe je door de juiste vetten te eten en te drinken kan afvallen; * hoe de overheid en de voedingsindustrie ons, uit financieel belang, verkeerd voorlichten; * dat je van bewerkte vetten ziek kan worden.

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Low bone mass in people on a long-term raw vegetarian diet

Luigi Fontana, MD, PhD; Jennifer L. Shew, BS; John O. Holloszy, MD; Dennis T. Villareal, MD Low Bone Mass in Subjects on a Long-term Raw Vegetarian Diet. Arch Intern Med. 2005;165:684-689.

Background Little is known regarding the health effects of a raw food (RF) vegetarian diet.

Methods We performed a cross-sectional study on 18 volunteers (mean SD age, 54.2 11.5 years; male/female ratio, 11:7) on a RF vegetarian diet for a mean of 3.6 years and a comparison age- and sex-matched group eating typical American diets. We measured body composition, bone mineral content and density, bone turnover markers (C-telopeptide of type I collagen and bone-specific alkaline phosphatase), C-reactive protein, 25-hydroxyvitamin D, insulin-like growth factor 1, and leptin in serum.

Results The RF vegetarians had a mean SD body mass index (calculated as weight in kilograms divided by the square of height in meters) of 20.5 2.3, compared with 25.4 3.3 in the control subjects. The mean bone mineral content and density of the lumbar spine (P= .003 and P<.001, respectively) and hip (P = .01 and P<.001, respectively) were lower in the RF group than in the control group. Serum C-telopeptide of type I collagen and bone-specific alkaline phosphatase levels were similar between the groups, while the mean 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentration was higher in the RF group than in the control group (P<.001). The mean serum C-reactive protein (P = .03), insulinlike growth factor 1 (P = .002), and leptin (P = .005) were lower in the RF group.

Conclusion A RF vegetarian diet is associated with low bone mass at clinically important skeletal regions but is without evidence of increased bone turnover or impaired vitamin D status.


This is not unexpected. There is no enzyme in the human gut that will break down plant cell walls. And without this, the nutrients in those cells are not available for digestion and use.The only way for us to break the plant cell walls is to cook vegetables.

A raw vegetarian diet is not only harmful to the persons eating it, it is also very wasteful of resources as most of what is grown on cultivated land, fertilised, harvested, stored, shipped, bought and sold, and then eaten ends up in the toilet.

Last updated 9 April 2005

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