Study: Vegetarians live longer

Posted at: 01/31/2013 6:41 AM

Cutting meat from your diet could extend your life. A new study from the University of Oxford finds vegetarians live longer than people who eat meat or fish.
Researchers followed 45,000 adults for nearly 20 years. They found vegetarians had a 30-percent lower risk for heart disease. They say vegetarians had lower blood pressure and cholesterol than those who ate meat, which could be contributing to their reduced risk for heart problems.