Being a vegetarian isn’t a bad idea in fact, it is healthy to be like one. In recent studies conducted by Yale University School of Medicine, it is confirmed that there are downsides of vegetarianism. A person specifically a teen or adult, who is currently into vegetable diet, has higher risks to have eating disorders. He or she may have either anorexia or binge eating. While people who have been vegetarians for a long time have high risks of unhealthy weight-control behaviors.
Anorexia or anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder in which you become too thin, but you don’t eat enough because you are fat. On the other hand, binge eating is an out-of-control eating. Doctors today have studied that vegetarianism can lead to serious dietary effects. Teens who are vegetarians have the tendency to use diet pills and laxatives which are harmful to their health. These methods are not because of vegetarianism, but this is due to the person’s behavior to control his or her weight unhealthily.
Dieticians and nutritionists in the US have conducted a research and have found out that a large percentage of former-vegetarian teenagers and adults that they tested used unhealthy methods of weight control or anorexia compared to teens and adults who are not vegetarians. They have also found out that teens and adults who are currently on a vegetable diet have binge eating disorder or out-of-control eating. Researchers also say that adult vegetarians are less likely to be obese compared to other adults who are not vegetarians.
In conclusion, researchers say that it is important to recognize the good sides and bad sides of vegetarian diet for people who are vegetarians especially teenagers.