Researchers of the University of Oxford in the United States suggest that another benefit of the vegetarian diet is to reduce the risk of heart disease.
The study published in the magazine American Journal of Clinical Nutrition He details that the intake of vegetables, fruits and vegetables reduces by 32% the risk of hospitalization and death caused by cardiovascular diseases, in comparison with those who consume everything.
On the other hand, a study of University of Loma Linda , published in the magazine JAMA Internal Medicine , details that people who have a vegetarian diet live longer, that is, reduce their risk of death by up to 12% in a period of six years.
To verify them, the scientists analyzed the cases of 73 thousand 308 men and women during 5.7 years. In this period, only two thousand 570 died.
Researchers clarify that vegans had a 15% lower risk of death, for lacto-ovo-vegetarians the risk was 9% lower; for the pesco-vegetarians it represents a risk 19 percent lower and for the semi-vegetarians, 8% lower.
However, it is noted that people who had this lifestyle used to exercise, avoided smoking and drinking alcoholic beverages.
Finally, a 2011 study published in the journal Diabetes Care showed that a vegetarian diet is linked with a lower number of metabolic risk factors, and a reduction in the risk of metabolic syndrome.
These scientific data prove the benefits of the intake of natural products such as vegetables and fruit, so include them in greater proportion in your food. And you, how many times do you eat this type of food a week?