Why going vego works for weight loss

Vegetarian diets are almost twice as effective in reducing body weight as conventional calorie reduction, a European study has found.

Not only do vegetarian dieters lose more weight, but they also improve their metabolism in the process by reducing muscle fat, the authors say.

This finding is important for people who are trying to lose weight, including those suffering from metabolic syndrome and/or type 2 diabetes.

In the study, 74 patients with type 2 diabetes were randomly assigned to follow either a vegetarian diet or a conventional calorie-reduction diet. Both diets were restricted by 500