Avoiding meat is better for the heart, research indicates

01/30/2013 | Nurse.com

Vegetarians were 32% less likely to be hospitalized or die from heart disease than those who eat meat or fish, according to a U.K. study to be published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Aside from having reduced blood pressure and cholesterol levels, vegetarians had lower body mass indices and were less likely to suffer from diabetes than nonvegetarians, researchers said.

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