- Q How do I get enough protein if I am a vegetarian?
Dr. Vonda Wright, Orthopedic SurgeryVegetarians generally have a lower protein intake since plant protein is less easily digested than animal protein. Athletes should make sure they are getting 1.3 -- 1.8 grams per kilogram of body weight of plant protein per day. Vegetarian athletes... Full Answer
- Q Can a vegetarian diet help prevent heart disease?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologyA recent study from scientists at Oxford University in England suggests that vegetarians are 32% less likely to be hospitalized or die from heart disease than meat eaters -- including those who eat mostly fish.Researchers followed a total of 44,561 men... Full Answer