Vegetarians live much longer than meat eaters shown again in 2012
The large international Adventist Health Study of almost 100,000 people, by Loma Linda University School of Public Health in California, continues to track longevity, mortality and diet status since the late 1950’s.
The 60-year strong 2012 data shows those eating a plant-based wholefood diet live to an average of 83.3 years old.
This is nearly a decade longer than the Western average of 74.
The research is very credible and thorough as these people follow a strict diet and lifestyle based on their faith.
They found once again, the more meat you eat, the shorter your life will be.
Why do these people live longer?
- They are trimmer and around 15kg lighter.
- They have far lower rates of diabetes.
- They have far lower rates of cancer.
- They have far lower rates of heart disease.
- They eat far higher amounts of fibre-rich superfoods such as fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, legumes and wholegrains.
As reported by Loma Linda University School of Public Health on October 15, 2012.