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Vegetarians live longer because of their diet – with men reaping the most benefits, claim researchers.
They found a cut in death rates for people eating vegetarian diets compared with non-vegetarians in a study of more than 70,000 people.
Over a six-year period, vegetarians were 12 per cent less likely to die from any cause, says a report published Online First by JAMA Internal Medicine. It is thought the benefits come from lower blood pressure and improved cholesterol levels in people eating low-fat diets based on vegetables, whole grains and fruit.
Vegetarian diets have been linked to lower risk for several chronic diseases, including high blood pressure, metabolic syndrome, diabetes and heart disease.
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