Vegetarian Diet Cuts Heart Disease Risk

LONDON: This should make a majority of Indians happy.

The risk of hospitalization or death from heart disease has been found to be 32% lower in vegetarians, than people who eat meat and fish.

New insight brought out on Wednesday by researchers at the University of Oxford through the largest study ever conducted in the UK comparing rates of heart disease between vegetarians and non-vegetarians suggests that a vegetarian diet can reduce risk of heart disease by up to a third.

The researchers found that vegetarians had significantly lower blood pressures and cholesterol levels than non-vegetarians, which is thought to be the main reason behind their reduced risk of heart disease.