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Do Vegetarians Live Longer?

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As it turns out, the secret to immortality is…Brussels sprouts? Eating a vegetarian diet may be associated with living longer, according to a new study in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine.

Researchers found that vegetarians had a 12 percent lower risk of dying over a six-year period, compared with non-vegetarians.

[…] researchers revealed findings that vegetarians are 19 percent less likely to die of heart disease than meat-eaters. The study followed 73,308 members of the vegetarianism-promoting Seventh-Day Adventist Church for nearly six years, tracking what kind of diet each member ate, as well as how many participants died during the study and how. In addition to the heart disease figure, 12 percent fewer vegetarians died overall. They also experienced a lower incidence of diabetes and kidney failure. (source)

Why do Vegetarians live longer? Hint: it s not as simple as just cutting meat out of your diet.

Related Video: Vegetarians have longer lives than meat eaters (referring to a study from October 2012):

Bring on the greens!

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