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Abstract Title:

Vegetarian diets as a possible therapeutic approach to patients with metabolic syndrome: A brief review.

Abstract Source:

Porto Biomed J. 2020 Nov-Dec;5(6):e098. Epub 2020 Dec 10. PMID: 33324782

Abstract Author(s):

Cátia Pinheiro, João Costa Leite, Rita Negrão, Elisa Keating

Article Affiliation:

Cátia Pinheiro


Approximately 25% of the adult worldwide population is estimated to have metabolic syndrome. Vegetarian diets have demonstrated effectiveness in improving each risk factor for developing metabolic syndrome, as compared with conventional dietary patterns and are useful in the prevention of metabolic syndrome. The present study reviews published literature concluding that following a vegetarian diet with the adequate nutritional support appears to be a mean to improve patients' metabolic condition and to decrease the risk of developing metabolic syndrome.

Study Type : Review

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