Mortality Rates from EPIC-Oxford

With everyone talking about the latest study linking red meat to an early death, we almost missed the results of a paper published on March 18 reporting the mortality rates of vegetarians compared to meat-eaters in EPIC-Oxford!

Unfortunately, the news is not as exciting as the red meat study. Vegetarians had the same rates of heart disease, stroke, and all causes as meat eaters.

The following groups had higher rates of an early death:

* Smokers
* Those with very high or very low body weight
* Those who did not drink alcohol

Moderate drinkers had lower rates of an early death.

More details can be read at VeganHealth.org.

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