Vegetarians Have Lower Risk of Heart Disease

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Oxford researchers found vegetarians are one-third less likely to be hospitalized or die from heart disease than non-vegetarians--including those who consume fish. Almost 45,000 people living in England and Scotland were followed for almost 12 years. The lower risk is consistent with the lower cholesterol and blood pressure among the vegetarians in the study.

PositiveTip: Reduce your risk of heart disease--choose a vegetarian diet, or at minimum eat less meat altogether.