Heart Disease Hates Vegetables

As if we needed yet another reason to emphasize vegetables in our diets, the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition published a new study from the University of Oxford showing that a vegetarian diet may reduce risk of death or hospitalization from heart disease by 32%. 45,000 participants were tracked from the early 90’s until 2009, reporting their dietary and lifestyle habits as well as having their blood pressure and cholesterol measured. Vegetarians had lower blood pressure, cholesterol and BMI, on average. Even after adjusting for the difference in BMI, vegetarians STILL had lower rates of heart disease. In other words, overweight vegetarians had less heart disease than overweight meat-eaters.

Vegetables are like the one foe that heart disease just can’t get a beat on.  Continue reading “Heart Disease Hates Vegetables”

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