Diet and Mental Disorders -- Vegetarian Vs Non Vegetarian


"Vegetarians displayed elevated prevalence rates for depressive disorders, anxiety disorders and somatoform disorders. Due to the matching procedure, the findings cannot be explained by socio-demographic characteristics of vegetarians (e.g. higher rates of females, predominant residency in urban areas, high proportion of singles). The analysis of the respective ages at adoption of a vegetarian diet and onset of a mental disorder showed that the adoption of the vegetarian diet tends to follow the onset of mental disorders.


In Western cultures vegetarian diet is associated with an elevated risk of mental disorders. However, there was no evidence for a causal role of vegetarian diet in the etiology of mental disorders."

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  • Ad usual, your post never answered the very basic two questions that I asked, and veered into rhetoric. Was my question too difficult? Or there's no answer?

    I think scientists should love answering pointed questions instead of quoting Harvard in every post. Dietary FAT is not even topic of discussion in this thread, so not sure why you got that into discussion.

  • "Sahara Central University". What is being alluded to?

  • Potshots as usual, when pointed questions cannot be answered. Happens every time they are asked pointed questions. Also, such remarks border around racism but they will get away with that also.

  • Fat is not even the topic of discussion in this thread.

  • Even that's not the topic of discussion here.

  • So where did the so called "Healthy" diet! phrase figure in either of them?

    Alz is also called diabetes of brain.

  • Who decides what's healthy for 7 billion?

  • No one FORCES any diet like PETA does -- even by resorting to violence, arson, coercion, ransacking, burning. They don't even allow you to disagree.

    WE are too civilized compared to them.

  • Yes they are more prone. I talked of PETA as you brought in "specific" DIET so "specifics" get a rebuttal with "specifics", unlike someone who only quotes Harvard irrespective of what the discussion is about.

    Who told you that person who started the thread is my friend? Someone over PM?

    Stats from whom? The study isn't enough? They also have based it on stats I think.

  • I don't like this "you vs me" talks.

    We don't get upset when 3 posts per day gets posted showing how bad non veg is. And, opposite team starts losing cool on one post about veg(not vegan) Vs Non Veg?.

    Isn't that an evidence in itself about something?

  • Well leave that for readers instead of passing judgment.

  • Leaving it for readers to decide instead of passing judgment is my style. Call it whatever you like.

    Non vegetarians don't pass judgment about others here. That's very clear even from this thread.

  • Yes we are. We don't call people here lunatics, fanatics and terrorists like some vegetarians have been doing since three plus years.

    We also don't give certificates here to others nor do we get personal with anyone here.

  • Yes you do not know because you were tutored over PM by the very same people.

    Who called you with those names directly?

  • Ask your friends over PM. They will tell you if they are honest. Those threads/posts have been deleted for abusive comments. If you want to know who are the people to ask, shoot me a PM. I will give you names of people who you can contact over PM.

    Some VEGAN used a "F" word repeatedly in post directly against me -- naming me -- few days back when you were not around. That post is deleted and account gone.

  • Who do you think it applies to?

  • No, in case you understand how threading works.

  • Science is there for every reader to see. Let them conclude who ran away. You are just repeating what you have already said.

  • This is totally useless and unfruitful discussion...what a wastage of time...

  • Never knew they get so easily worked up on just one article. They keep posting all dubious opinion pcs against non vegetarianism (without even knowing the per capita consumption here and from where they pick up vague articles) whole year and no one even cares And, then trying to bring in Alzheimer when Alz is not even in the original article.

    Pick two variables and connect them anyway. Anything that is not speaking for them is PAID research. Typical PCRM/PETA propaganda. :)

    With that sort of analysis, one can say go back to using kerosene as reduction in kerosene consumption made one city the fastest growing wrt Diabetes:

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