Vegetarians Less Likely to Get Heart Disease

Vegetarian’s chances of getting heart disease is a third lower than that of meat eaters, says a recent study on 45,000 Brits.

The study that was conducted on individuals aged 50 to 70 saw that the chances of dying or being seriously ill with cardiac disease were 6.8% for ­meat eaters and 4.6% for the rest. Of the 45,000 people there were 1,066 hospital admissions and 169 deaths attributable to heart disease. Only 34% of those were vegetarian. And they were 32% less likely to be included in the problem figures. These results were adjusted based on age, gender and lifestyle.
Experts suggest that the main reason for this outcome is the low-fat content of a vegetarian diet that also contributes to lower levels of cholesterol and blood pressure.