Semi-vegetarian diet reduces risk of heart attack and stroke

March 5, 2015 8:41 PM

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Semi-vegetarian diet reduces risk of heart attack and stroke

Can't stand the thought of going vegetarian? The good news is you don't have to. You can go "pro-vegetarian" and reap similar benefits, according to a new study present at an American Heart Association meeting.

A pro-vegetarian diet is one that has a higher proportion of plant-based foods compared to animal-based foods and a study of more than 450,000 Europeans links it to lower risks of dying from heart disease and stroke.

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