Semi-vegetarian diets prevent heart disease

Based on the latest research, it was shown that diets that are semi-vegetarian have a high percentage of plant foods compared to animal foods. It is associated with a reduction in the risk of heart disease and stroke. In this study, researchers examined the eating habits and lifestyle of 451,256 Europeans. The subjects were part of the International Assessment of Cancer and Nutrition Study, which began in 1992. The subjects did not have any chronic disease at the beginning of the study and were followed up for an average of 12 years. The collected data included height, weight, and food intake, which was collected by a food frequency questionnaire. The researchers determined the scores of the subjects based on the type of food they ate. Scoring was based on eating 7 food groups: vegetables, fruits, beans, grains, potatoes, nuts, seeds, and olive oil. On the other hand, the scoring of animal sources was based on the consumption of meat, animal fats, eggs, fish and other seafood and dairy products. The findings from the statistical analysis of the study showed that the probability of death from heart disease in those people whose diet was more than 70% plant-based was about 20% lower than the people who ate a diet with at least The amount of plants (less than 45%) followed. The findings of this study were presented at the 2015 American Heart Association conference.


15 July 1394 23:45

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