Here Are 5 Ways Ditching Meat Might Just Save Your Life

A new study has revealed the effect of diet on prostate cancer risk.

“Researchers from Loma Linda University in California found that men who followed a vegan diet had a ‘statistically significant protective association,’ with a 35% reduced risk of developing the disease,” Daily Mail explains.

According to the CDC, more than 27,000 people in the United States die from prostate cancer each year, making this new information about prevention vital.

But this study is just one of the most recent in a long line of studies confirming the vast health benefits of a meat-free diet.

Here are four other ways skipping meat can protect your health:

Stave Off Heart Disease

Heart disease is the number one killer in the U.S. Fortunately, a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition shows that vegetarians are up to 32 percent less likely than meat eaters to suffer from hospitalization or death due to heart disease.

Prevent Diabetes

In 2013, researchers from Harvard found that an increase in red meat consumption is directly related to an increased risk of diabetes. Just a year later, another study found that a vegan diet could help stabilize blood sugar levels and even reverse the disease.

Cut Stroke Risk

Researchers at McGill University and McMaster University have indicated that study participants who consumed the most fruits and veggies were 30 percent less likely to experience a stroke.

Live Longer

According to a report published in Men's Journal, a large-scale study of 73,000 Americans shows that eating a vegetarian diet promotes longevity. Study participants who followed a plant-based diet had an early mortality rate 20 percent lower than study participants who consumed meat!

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Research continues to prove that a nutritious plant-based diet is beneficial for your health. A vegan diet is a win-win situation: You get to live a longer, healthier life while letting farmed animals live their lives.

To learn how you can adopt a healthy vegan diet, click here.