Sunday, 3 February 2013

lower heart disease in vegetarians

 "Vegetarians are one-third less likely to be hospitalized or die from heart disease than meat and fish eaters, according to a new U.K. study..." (Genevra Pittman, Reuters)

"After taking into account participants’ ages, exercise habits and other health measures, the research team found vegetarians were 32% less likely to develop heart disease than carnivores. When weight was factored into the equation, the effect dropped slightly to 28%. The lower heart risk was likely due to lower cholesterol and blood pressure among vegetarians in the study, the researchers reported this week in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition."

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