Vegetarian diet cuts heart disease risk, raises stroke risk, study finds

Vegetarians have a lower risk of coronary heart disease than meat-eaters but may be at greater risk of having a stroke, researchers from Oxford University have found.The study, however, could not prove whether the results were down to diet or some other aspect of the participants’ lifestyle.Adopting a plant-based diet, or at least cutting out meat, has been encouraged by major scientific bodies including the World Health Organisation for its benefits to personal health and the environment.An…

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