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Diet may reduce risk of early death

Cutting meat out of your diet may have lowered your risk of an untimely death.

A new study of more than 70,000 people showed that vegetarian diets were linked to lower death rates when compared to meat-eaters.

The research was published on June 3 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

"I think this adds to the evidence showing the possible beneficial effect of vegetarian diets in the prevention of chronic diseases and the improvement of longevity," lead author Dr. Michael Orlich, program director of the preventative medicine residency at Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, Calif., said to Reuters.

Vegetarian diets have previously been connected to lower risk for chronic diseases including hypertension, metabolic syndrome, diabetes and ischemic heart disease, the authors noted.

More: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-204_162-57587449/vegetarian-diet...

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I prefer to keep the cow, deer, and pig populations in-check. If no one ate them, all the plants would be eaten and then all the vegetarians would starve! I'll take one for the team.

If ignorance is bliss, Washington DC must be heaven.