Vegetarians have a healthier heart


Daily Express revealed that vegetarians have 36 percent less chances of developing heart issues, diabetes or even strokes than those who enjoy eating meat on a regular basis.

A rather small study that checked how diets and metabolism work for meat eaters and vegetarians showed how high blood pressure can result from a series of eating disorders. It also suggested that high blood sugar and cholesterol can easily lead to diabetes and can even clog up arteries. 773 members of the Seventh-day Adventist Faith were subjected to the test which revealed that vegetarians really “are what they eat”. Vegetarians appear to have a very low risk of getting their metabolism shaken up.

The test results encouraged people to accept the fact that a diet consisting of fruits and vegetables is healthier than a daily intake of meat. Unsaturated fats are also some of the substances that help balance the metabolism. They aid the body in keeping a regular weight and a steady blood pressure.

Karolinska Institute in Sweden and the Loma Linda University from California joined forces to develop this study. All the funding came from the United States National Institutes of Health. The entire study can be read in the Diabetes Care, which is a journal renowned for its accuracy when it comes to posting peer-reviewed information and studies.

There are some mixed opinions regarding the study as some may think of it as less accurate due to the fact that it was performed on a number of people pertaining to a group that supported a specific interest. This didn’t seem to be enough to show the real effects of vegetarian diets on the entire population of Britain. The 36 percent drop in the risk of developing diseases related to eating meat doesn’t then appear to be valid.

In order to show only a normal difference on how vegetarians are least likely to be affected by heart diseases and diabetes, the study was cross-sectional, meaning that it didn’t check the subjects for previous medical history or other dietary habits prior to their conversion to vegetarianism. This doesn’t mean that the results are not true or that there aren’t real long-term effects to support a vegetarian diet.


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