Vegetarian conference highlights benefits of meat-free diet

02/27/2013 | FoodNavigator

People who follow a plant-based diet are thinner, healthier and have lower risks of cardiovascular disease and cancer than do those who eat meat, according to study data presented at the 6th International Congress on Vegetarian Nutrition. Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey showed that with a couple of exceptions, vegetarians have nutrient intakes similar to people who eat meat but consume about 364 fewer calories per day.

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