Longer life span, lower BMI are seen among vegetarians

10/14/2012 | EverydayHealth.com

Vegetarians and vegans had a longer life span, weighed less and had lower insulin resistance compared with those who eat meat, according to a study presented at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' 2012 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo. The researchers also noted that pesco-vegetarians and semi-vegetarians showed "intermediate protection" from lifestyle diseases.

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