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Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Alexandra Hansen, Chief of Staff, The Conversation

Vegetarianism is on the rise in Australia, as many vegetarians will gladly tell you. While many people who eschew meat products do so for the sake of animals and the environment, we’re starting to learn more about the negative health effects of meat and the benefits from eating a plant-based diet.

We asked five experts if a vegetarian diet is healthier.

Four out of five experts said yes

Here are their detailed responses:

If you have a “yes or no” health question you’d like posed to Five Experts, email your suggestion to: alexandra.hansen@theconversation.edu.au

None of the authors have any interests or affiliations to declare.

ref. We asked five experts: is vegetarianism healthier? – http://theconversation.com/we-asked-five-experts-is-vegetarianism-healthier-112133