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Old 05-11-2010, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Greensboro
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A new study indicates that just five days on a vegetarian diet significantly reduces the presence of several harmful substances detectable through urine tests.

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Old 05-11-2018, 08:13 PM
 
Location: West Seattle
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Pfft. Look at all these morons continuing on with their hippie diets for entire weeks and months on end when five days gets rid of all your toxins...
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Old 05-12-2018, 08:11 AM
 
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Will you provide a citation, please?
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Old 05-12-2018, 03:27 PM
 
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The OP hasn't been active since 10/02/17, but she/he did provide a link:

Environmental Research
Volume 110, Issue 4, May 2010, Pages 375-382

Influence of a five-day vegetarian diet on urinary levels of antibiotics and phthalate metabolites: A pilot study with “Temple Stay” participants
KyungheeJiaYoungLim KhobYoonsukParkaKyunghoChoia
https://www.sciencedirect.com/scienc...13935110000393

"During the program, participants followed the daily routines of Buddhist monks and maintained a vegetarian diet. Urinary levels of three antibiotics and their major metabolites, metabolites of four major phthalates, and malondialdehyde (MDA) as an oxidative stress biomarker were analyzed. The frequency and levels of detection for antibiotics and phthalates noticeably decreased during the program. Urinary MDA levels were significantly lower than before program participation (0.16 versus 0.27 mg/g creatinine). Although the exposure to target compounds might be influenced by other behavioral patterns, these results suggest that even short-term changes in dietary behavior may significantly decrease inadvertent exposure to antibiotics and phthalates and hence may reduce oxidative stress levels."
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Old 05-12-2018, 08:51 PM
 
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Oh, sorry. Thanks for pointing that out - not sure how I missed it. And the fact that the original post was from 2010.
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