Study links vegetarian diet to lower overall mortality risk

06/5/2013 | MedPage Today (free registration)

Any type of vegetarian diet was linked to reduced risk of death, Loma Linda University researchers reported in JAMA Internal Medicine. The diets also were associated with reduced cardiovascular and ischemic heart disease mortality risks in men, but not in women. "Vegetarian dietary patterns have been associated with reductions in risk for several chronic diseases, such as hypertension, metabolic syndrome, diabetes mellitus, and ischemic heart disease, which might be expected to result in lower mortality," the study authors said.

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