Vegetarians and vegans may have a higher risk of stroke than meat eaters, but carnivores have a higher risk of heart disease
🔬🥑Recent research shows that vegans and vegetarians may be at a higher risk for stroke, but meat eaters have a higher risk of heart disease.🥩🔬
Researchers from Oxford University looked at the dietary habits and health of 48,188 participants in the UK over the course of 18 years. It was found that participants with a plant-based diet had lower rates of heart disease but higher rates of stroke than meat eaters, specifically a hemorrhagic stroke. However, those who avoided meat but ate fish, had a lower risk of heart disease without increasing their risk for stroke.
Further research is needed on the topic. The findings from this study have been published in The BMJ.
The study followed nearly 50,000 people for 18 years. Meat eaters had a higher risk of heart disease, and pescatarians fared best overall.
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