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Vegetarians Less Likely to Develop Metabolic Syndrome

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on April 15, 2011 at 9:39 AM
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 Vegetarians Less Likely to Develop Metabolic Syndrome

Researchers claim that vegetarians are less likely to get heart disease, diabetes or a stroke than semi-vegetarians and non-vegetarians. These three conditions are closely linked to metabolic syndrome (the combination of cholesterol and blood pressure-related symptoms).

They have a 1/3rd lesser probability of these diseases as research shows that vegetarians have a 36% lower rate of metabolic syndrome. The study also found that even though the vegetarians were slightly older than non-vegetarians they had lower triglycerides, glucose levels, blood pressure, waist circumference and body mass index (BMI).

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Giving up red meat gradually lowers the risk of developing these conditions. The study is published in the April issue of the journal Diabetes Care.


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