Vegetarians Don’t Live Longer???

Fellow vegetarians, not only don’t we live longer than meat-eaters, but we’re also the least popular kids on the block!

According to this article studies show that vegetarians do not live any longer than omnivores. Their only distinguishing characteristic is that people see them along with drug addicts in the most negative light.

On the bright side this article did not study raw vegans but admits that eating fresh fruits and vegetables can lengthen your lifespan.

The takeaway for me is no matter what your diet, eat more fresh fruits and vegetables for better health and longer life, but if you want friends don’t tell anyone you don’t eat meat.

You can read the full article here:

http://www.nationalpost.com/m/wp/news/canada/blog.html?b=news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/vegetarians-study-lower-risk-death

In joy,

Jinjee

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One Response to Vegetarians Don’t Live Longer???

  1. Allyson says:

    I found this quote interesting: ‘Out of 16,836 deaths in total (6.9 per cent of total), there were 80 deaths in vegetarians (5.3 per cent) and 16,756 deaths (6.9 per cent) in others (which includes pesco-vegetarians and semi-vegetarians.)

    After adjusting for other factors, such as age, smoking and alcohol consumption, and a history of ever being diagnosed with high blood pressure or conditions like Type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke the researchers found no evidence that any of the variations of vegetarian diets had a protective effect on early death.”

    Perhaps the people who had heart disease, high blood pressure or ‘conditions like Type 2 diabetes’ had those conditions as a result of their non-vegetarian diet, and shouldn’t have been ‘adjusted’. The raw data shows fewer deaths for vegetarians than non-vegetarians.

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