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Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010

USDA - Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion

Chapter Five - excerpt

...In prospective studies of adults, compared to non-vegetarian eating patterns, vegetarian-style eating patterns have been associated with improved health outcomes-lower levels of obesity, a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, and lower total mortality. Several clinical trials have documented that vegetarian eating patterns lower blood pressure.

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