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8th Annual Farm and Food Leadership Conference

8th Annual Farm and Food Leadership Conference September 15-16, 2014 | Bastrop, Texas   Bastrop Convention and Exhibit Center 1408 Chestnut Street, Bastrop, TX 78602 Click here for map and directions.   General Info | Registration* | Lodging | Keynote Speaker: Jim Hightower | Speakers | Program Film Night: Vanishing of the Bees | Sponsorships & Silent Auction | Volunteering & Scholarships   *Early bird registration has been extended…price goes up after August 15! QUESTIONS? Contact or call (512) 537-2692. WILL YOU HELP US SPREAD THE WORD? Click here for our official conference promo tool kit page.     Presented by Farm & Ranch Freedom Alliance and Council for Healthy Food Systems   This unique conference...
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Nutrition & Health Articles

Vegetarians Found to Have Lower Risk of Heart Disease

People who eat vegetarian diets have a significantly lower risk of fatal and nonfatal heart disease, according to a study conducted at the University of Oxford, United Kingdom.   Francesca L. Crowe, PhD, and her colleagues tracked the health of 44,561 men and women living in England and Scotland for almost 12 years. At the beginning of the study, 34 percent of the subjects described themselves as vegetarian—not eating any meat or fish.   The vegetarians tended to weigh less, had lower cholesterol levels, and had lower blood pressure compared with meat eaters. Their risk of ischemic heart disease was 32 percent less, though this risk was attenuated slightly after the researchers factored in the subjects’ weight.   Editor’s note: Many studies have shown that...
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