Are Vegetarians Doomed to Lead Long and Boring Lives?

Are Vegetarians Doomed to Lead Long and Boring Lives?

A British study claims that while vegetarians may be boring, they live longer lives. According to data, vegetarians have a 32 percent lower chance of getting heart disease than meat eaters. The study followed 44,500 subjects for 11 years, and learned that the vegetarians were significantly less likely to have heart troubles.

Lead researcher Francesca Crowe offered a rather obvious explanation for this phenomenon: "We think [it] is due to their lower cholesterol and blood pressure." Never would've guessed that one. 

For people between the ages of 50 and 70, 6.8 percent of the meat eaters visited the hospital or died due to heart disease. In comparison, just 4.6 percent of vegetarians had similar experiences. Also, vegetarians had better weight-to-height ratios and were less likely to suffer from diabetes.

[via Gawker]

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