Vegetarian diet cuts heart risk by 32%

Vegetarian diet cuts heart risk by 32%

This study was released today.  Another month goes by and another study confirming how a plant-based wholefood diet lowers your risk of heart disease better than anything else.

The massive 11 year study by scientists at Oxford University found that vegetarians were 32% less likely to be hospitalized or die from heart disease than people who ate meat and fish.

“When these patients will fully commit to plant-based nutrition, they can not only halt but they can arrest and on occasion there will be significant evidence of disease reversal.  It’s getting to the point where it will be unconscionable for patients with cardiovascular disease not to be informed that this option exists”
Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Retired Heart Surgeon, Cleveland Clinic in Ohio.

Study by scientists at England’s University as published on January 31, 2013 in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.  The researchers followed almost 45,000 people - meat-eaters and vegetarians - for 11 years and accounted for factors such as their age, whether they smoked, alcohol consumption, physical activity, education and socio-economic background.  The study was funded by Cancer Research UK and the U.K.’s Medical Research Council and conducted by the university’s Cancer Epidemiology Unit, and reported by Bloomberg.com on January 31, 2013. 

Posted: Thursday 31 January 2013

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