A new study published in Nutrition & Metabolism has found that men who abide by a vegetarian diet have superior cardiovascular health to those who consume meat. Researchers in China compared 171 vegetarian Chinese men with 129 age-matched omnivorous men and reviewed a number of health factors. Their findings showed that the vegetarian men experienced a lower weight and body mass index, reduced blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and an overall decreased risk of cardiovascular disease, demonstrating that even in a country where rice and other plant foods are nutritional staples, even modest meat consumption can negatively impact health.
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