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Vegetarians Live Longer – Confirms Study

By: for ISKCON News on Nov. 7, 2012
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It's official! According to a recent study, vegetarians or vegans especially men have found to have a longer lifespan than those who gorge upon meat.

This study came to light after years of research conducted by researchers from the Loma Linda University in California. It was discovered that vegetarian advocates and practitioners who live on, average standard, 83.3 years, as well as vegetarian women, 85.7 years-- 9.5 and also 6.1 years, respectively, longer than the normal meat eating populace as stated in the Huffington Post.

In the mid '70s and '80s, a set of researches from the college, set out to track 96,000 members of a study group across the US and Canada. Primarily from the seventh day Adventists Group, these men supported the study of effectiveness of a vegetarian diet amongst the populace. Seventh-day Adventists have actually long been known as supporters of a vegetarian diet.

The brand-new research offered at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' 2012 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo is halfway into completion as well as features 96,000 individuals from the US and Canada.

The primary investigator Gary E Fraser revealed that according to the new study vegans are, on average, 13 kilograms lighter than meat eaters and 5 units lighter on the Body Mass Index (BMI) scale compared to meat-eaters. Vegetarians and vegans are also less insulin resistant than the conventional meat-eaters.

Lean vegetarian enthusiasts are also more likely to exercise on a regular basis, watch upon their diet than the overweight people preferring meat, suggesting that numerous factors are increasing the total health of these individuals.

Pesco-vegetarian and semivegetarians who limit animal products, however, still consume meat once a week or so, have "advanced beginner security" against the way of life conditions, Gary E Fraser declared.

So what would be the implications of these studies?

As devotees and as practicing vegetarians we are almost safe from the swarm of toxic waste that our food is sending to our bodies, which is added, multiple times more with the presence of meat and animal products. The presence of growth hormones, antibiotics and GMO corn fed to the animals ultimately end up in the systems of people who consume it. But one point of concern which is staggering is the consuming of animal products in the form of milk and dairy products. Dairy industry channels in comparatively large amounts of toxins and animal waste like that of the meat industry in our foods. So ultimately vegans have a better edge than vegetarians when it comes to health through food.
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