A plant-based diet might help your heart and longevity, study suggests
Results from a new study suggest that eating more plants and less meat may be tied to an increase in life expectancy and a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease.
Researchers studied data on 12,168 middle-aged adults in the United States. It was found that those who followed diets with mostly plant-based foods, compared with those who had the lowest adherence, had a 16% lower risk of cardiovascular disease, approximately 32% lower risk of dying from a cardiovascular disease, and 18-25% lower risk of early death from any cause.
More research is needed to determine if a causal relationship exists. The findings have been published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.
Sticking to a plant-based diet or a diet of more plant foods than animal foods could be linked with a 16% lower risk of cardiovascular disease and up to 25% lower risk of early death, according to a new study.
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