A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that people who eat meat and fish are 32 per cent more likely to die from heart disease than vegetarians. The research conducted by scientists at Oxford University found that vegetarians had “lower cholesterol and lower blood pressure”.
Francesca Crowe, one of the authors of the study, said: “Diet is an important determinant of heart disease.”
The study was conducted on 45,000 adults. They were followed for 11.5 years and analysed based their eating as well as their daily habits like smoking, alcohol comsumption and physical activity. Education and socio-economic background were also taken into account.