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  1. Is high-protein diet good for weight loss?

Important:
Beneficial effects found in combination of high protein diet and restricted calorie intake[1]

Potential advantages:
High initial weight loss in the first 6 months[1] [2] [3]
Improve blood lipid profile[1][3]
Improve insulin profile[1][4]

Potential disadvantages:
Consumption of other foods containing healthy components (fat, vitamins, minerals) are compromised[1]

2. Is vegetarian diet good for you?

American Dietetic Association summarizes:

Effects in evidences:
Lower risk of death from ischemic heart disease
Lower low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels
Lower blood pressure
Lower rates of hypertension
Lower risk of type 2 diabetes
Lower body mass index
Lower overall cancer rates

Important:
Definition of vegetarian diet: the one that does not include meat (including fowl) or seafood, or products containing those foods
Important to incorporate enough key nutrients including proteinn-3 fatty acidsironzinciodinecalcium, and vitamins D and B-12 from foods and in some cases supplements and fortified foods
Beneficial effects shown above might due to higher intake of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, soy products, fiber, and phytochemical.

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