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Going vegetarian may improve heart health

A British study offers new evidence that going meatless could help keep your heart healthy.

Researchers analyzed diet and health data on nearly 45 thousand people. About one third of the study participants were vegetarians.

The vegetarians had a 32 percent lower heart disease risk than people who ate meat.

The researchers say it’s because a vegetarian diet leaves out saturated fat and sodium, which can increase cholesterol and high blood pressure–both known risk factors for heart disease.


4 Comments to “Going vegetarian may improve heart health”

    jennakay12 said:
    February 4, 2013 at 4:08 PM

    Honestly, losing weight has a lot to do with what you're eating and more important NOT eating. You should check out this article that contains 5 foods you should completely avoid to lose weight. Helped me a lot and they mention that you don't even need diet pills to lose the weight.

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