I’m not one. But this stopped me in my tracks today…

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“The risk of hospitalization or death from heart disease is 32% lower in vegetarians than people who eat meat and fish, according to a new study from the University of Oxford.

Heart disease is the single largest cause of death in developed countries…The new findings, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, suggest that a vegetarian diet could significantly reduce people’s risk of heart disease…This is the largest study ever conducted in the UK comparing rates of heart disease between vegetarians and non-vegetarians. The analysis looked at almost 45,000 volunteers from England and Scotland…of whom 34% were vegetarian. Such a significant representation of vegetarians is rare in studies of this type, and allowed researchers to make more precise estimates of the relative risks between the two groups.”

Source: University of Oxford


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  1. I am one… 🙂

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  2. LaDona's Music Studio says:

    you’re not a vegetable?

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  3. Interesting

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  4. I have high cholesterol and take meds for it so its under control. But temporarily for just three months I was one – no meat no fish. Then I had blood work done at the end of the three months — my cholesterol was splendid. So it Lipitor or carrots. For now I choose Lipitor.

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  5. Everything in moderation.

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  6. The drumbeat with these sorts of studies is growing louder all of the time. I’ve actually been toying with the idea of really taking the plunge and going vegan, but I struggle with giving up cheese. :-(. Vegetarian, though, could easily be embraced…..

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  7. Have to agree with donnaanddiablo. This isn’t one off beat study; the drumbeat grows louder all the time. The inclusion of fish, though, surprises me. I can understand that popcorn shrimp is a problem, but thought fatty fish like tuna and salmon were supposed to be good for our hearts.

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  8. I don’t know..I think you ‘yam’mer on about some very interesting and mind nourishing topics, you’re a little bit corn-y (if pressed to admit it), protect all the peas in your pod, and I’m sure to Susan are a hot tomato. And dare I say to those of us who are related to you in an unrelated way, there are occasions when it is clear that you are high in fiber. Sounds like you’re doing this vegetarian thing pretty well.

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  9. Yes, we have to care about us! We are “almost” vegetarian, 2-3 times a month fish or meat. I admit, could never ever give up a delicious steak (Italian bistecca fiorentina). However, we buy only at the “bio-butcher” or directly from the farm. I think one of the problem with meat and fish is the contamination with medicine, etc…. You can taste the difference! 😦

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  10. Red Foxx had a comedy skit about vegetarians and exercise fanatics….the punchline being, “Sooner or later, they will still be in the hospital, dying of nothing”.

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  11. Wonderful post for today. Today is “Go Red for Women” heart awareness day. As a heart patient, I try to eat mostly fruits and vegetables. I am not a vegetarian, but I don’t eat much meat.

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  12. I am one, and this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the gross things science-y folk are learning about animal protein. Switching from a farm-fed, meat eater to vegan was the easiest lifestyle change I’ve ever made.

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  13. Not Perfect Me says:

    Reblogged this on Not Perfect Me.

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  14. from the study: ‘Crowe says the vegetarians ate more fruits, vegetables, and fiber, which might have contributed to their lower risk of heart disease.’ They didn’t separate people who ate low levels of lean meat or fish from those who ate masses of fatty / processed meat – so there maybe hope for you moderate meat-eaters yet! I have to admit I eat fish but no other meat – so I’m pretty attached to the fish concept… There’s a new food pyramid: http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/pyramid/

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  15. Reblogged this on Sliding Vegan and commented:
    Although purely anecdotal, I’ve personally experienced a vivid transformation in the way I feel now, compared to six months ago, before I began my “slide.” I think it’s nearly impossible to know how fantastic you can feel until you’ve cut animal products from your diet. It’s truly remarkable, as hokey as that may seem. In any case, wanted to pass along this brief article…..

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    • Thanks for sharing Trevor. I’ve been cutting back over the last 2-3 years. Don’t know if there is correlation or causal linkage, but I have been sick far less than I used to. (Knock on wood)

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  16. Great am 85% vegetarian 🙂

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  17. Reblogged this on Wholeheartedness and commented:
    Hmmm…

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