I also came across some info talking about how vegetarian/vegan diets can potentially lead to cancer, diabetes, and heart disease as well. It was because of the amount of fiber and the high carbs. The papers mentioned how the high carbs (sugar) can promote bacterial/yeast overgrowth and the overgrowth then further feeds on the fibers. This leads to bowel problems and eventually disease and cancers. Diabetes results from the high blood sugar causing high insulin levels and eventually insulin resistance and pancreatic failure. High carbs raise triglycerides and lower HDL cholesterol, leading to heart disease. After learning of this, it makes me wonder who is really behind all the promotion of vegetarian diets.
You didn't offer any link to this info, much of which is in direct conflict to what I posted. I would like to read this info, can you provide a link? Thanks.
Every vegan I know of in "real life" gets B12 shots to avoid a deficit. What happens if someone's illness causes oris caused by a deficit in these nutrients, and they take up a vegan diet?