Vegetarians were 32 percent less likely to be hospitalized or die from
heart disease than people who ate meat and fish, scientists at England’s
Oxford University reported.
The researchers followed almost 45,000
adults, one-third of them vegetarians, for an average of 11 1/2 years and
accounted for factors such as their age, whether they smoked, alcohol
consumption, physical activity, education and socio-economic background,
according to the study published today in the American Journal of Clinical
Vegetarian diet could slash heart disease risk by a third, say EPIC
British vegetarians have a 32% lower risk of
hospitalisation or death from
heart disease than comparable
non-vegetarians, according to new data from
the University of Oxford.