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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