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Vegetarianism and your Health

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:

  • Hypertension.
  • Metabolic Syndrome.
  • Diabetes.
  • Ischemic Heart Disease.

Vegetarians involved in the study were more likely to be:

  • Regular Exercisers.
  • Married.
  • Highly Educated.
  • Infrequent smokers and drinkers.
  • Thinner.
  • Older.

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.

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