Vegetarians are about 12% less likely to die from certain diseases than meat-eaters, researchers find.
Most common conditions among study participants resulting in death:
- Metabolic Syndrome.
- Ischemic Heart Disease.
Vegetarians involved in the study were more likely to be:
- Regular Exercisers.
- Highly Educated.
- Infrequent smokers and drinkers.
More Facts From the Study:
- The overall death rate was 6 out of 1,000 people annually, resulting in 2,570 total deaths.
- Eating nuts, fruit, fiber, greens, and Mediterranean and plant-based low-carb diets have been linked to increased longevity.
- Eating meat, red meat, processed foods and meat, eggs, potatoes, excessive caloric intake, and animal-based low carb diets have been associated with elevated mortality risk.
- Vegetarian men experienced a greater reduction in heart disease-related death than women and non-vegetarian men.