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Another study finds vegetarians live longer than meat-eaters

  • Published at 04:11 am July 13th, 2013
Another study finds vegetarians live longer than meat-eaters

A new study suggests dropping meat from your diet can reduce your mortality risk significantly. Researchers at Loma Linda University in California concluded that those who followed vegetarian lifestyles had reduced rates of mortality compared to meat-eaters.

Mortality rates were also lower among those who followed meat-free diets – 12% lower than their carnivorous counterparts.

This was particularly noteworthy among male participants, who showed a significant reduction in cardiovascular and ischemic heart disease-related deaths, researchers point out. It’s the latest study to tout the benefits of a meat-free diet.

Earlier this year, researchers from the University of Oxford found that the risk of hospitalisation or death from heart disease is 32% lower in vegetarians than their counterparts.