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June 12, 2018 04:38
Vegetarian Diet Lower Risk for Heart Diseases and Diabetes, Says Study

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People who follow a vegetarian diet are probably to have inferior peril factors for heart disease and diabetes, says a study of South Asians living in the United States.

Researchers, including one Indian-origin, found that those who followed a vegetarian diet had a lower body mass index, littler waist circumference, and lower amounts of abdominal fat, lower cholesterol, and lower blood sugar comparison to people who ate meat in the same demographic area.

The report, presented at Nutrition 2018 assemblage held in Boston, included data from 892 South Asians with mean age 55 years.

The study as well showed that the odds of developing coronary artery calcium were lower in men who followed a vegetarian diet. The results were presented by Sameera Talegawkar from George Washington University in the U.S.

The team said that further studies were needed to determine whether a vegetarian diet is cardioprotective.

By Sowmya Sangam

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