New Study: Vegetarians Live Longer

woman-eating-vegetarian-sandwich-315x315.jpgA recent study by the Loma Linda University School of Public Health reveals that a vegetarian diet could lead to a longer and healthier life. The Adventist Health Study (AHS-2) is the second in a series of epidemiologic studies to examine the relationship between food and health.

The long-term comprehensive study of 96,000 Seventh-Day Adventists from 50 states and Canada found that vegetarians had lower cholesterol levels, body mass indexes (BMIs), and risk of developing diabetes or high blood pressure than meat eaters. Vegans were found to have the lowest BMIs, indicating the diet's significant potential to protect against obesity, an epidemic threatening the lives of millions of Americans.

Key results from the first study (AHS-1) found that vegetarians had a lower risk of obesity, hypertension, diabetes, and death from all causes included in the study.

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