However, researchers did just that when they randomly assigned 118 overweight omnivores with a low-to-moderate cardiovascular risk profile a low-calorie lacto-ovo vegetarian
diet compared with a low-calorie Mediterranean diet.
A lacto-ovo vegetarian
diet allows eggs and dairy, but excludes meat and fish.
The spectrum of plant-based dietary patterns includes vegan (no animal foods), lacto-ovo vegetarian
(dairy and eggs, but no animal flesh), pescatarian (fish and seafood, but no animal flesh), and semi-vegetarian or "flexitarian' (small amounts of animal flesh).
In female individuals, a lacto-ovo vegetarian
diet need not accompany menstrual disturbances or a reduction in body mass index (BMI).
Lacto and lacto-ovo vegetarian
practices are common; 1.6% of the population follows veganism .
In 2003, the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reported that "the major threat to future survival and to US natural resources is rapid population growth" and "the lacto-ovo vegetarian
diet is more sustainable than the average American meat-based diet."
* Lacto-Ovo Vegetarian
: No meat, but you'll eat animal products such as dairy and eggs.
Development of a lacto-ovo vegetarian
food guide J Can Diet Assoc 1975;36(2):110-17
This leaves room for a spectrum of dietary patterns, including vegan (no animal foods), lacto-ovo vegetarian
(dairy and eggs, but no animal flesh), pescatarian (fish and seafood, but no animal flesh), and semi-vegetarian or "flexitarian" (small amounts of animal flesh).
All types of vegetarian diets, including those that include seafood (pescovegetarian), dairy products and eggs (lacto-ovo vegetarian
), and vegan (excludes al animal products), lower the risk of death from all causes in both men and women, and risk of death from cardiovascular events, particularly in men, according to results from a new study led by Michael J.
This is even easier if a lacto-ovo vegetarian
diet is adopted as both dairy and eggs contain complete proteins.
Like many vegans and vegetarians, the thought of eating dead animals was a major motivating factor in not eating meat, although she described herself as a lacto-ovo vegetarian
- she eats eggs, and eats foods and drinks with milk in them.