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Plant-based diets may reduce risk of mortality, study shows

A study in The Journal of Nutrition showed that individuals with a healthy plant-based index score above average were at a lower mortality risk than those with a lower score and that a 10-point increase in the index score for these individuals above the median was associated with a statistically significant lower mortality risk. Researchers examined data from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey involving more than 11,000 individuals and found that individuals with a higher score were more likely to be female, white, older and married.

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