Vegetable-based diet is linked to lower death risk in study

Participants of the Nurses' Health Study who followed a low-carb, vegetable-based diet had a lower mortality rate and were less likely to die from cardiovascular disease than those who were on an animal-based low-carb meal plan. Researchers said the association could be due to higher amounts of unsaturated fats, dietary fiber and vitamins, among other nutrients, with a vegetable-based diet.

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