Saturday, August 10, 2019

Eat more plants and less meat to live longer and improve heart health, study suggests


By Jacqueline Howard, CNN

(CNN)Eating more plants and less meat has been tied to a longer life and a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease in a new study.

Sticking to an overall plant-based diet or a diet that includes more plant foods than animal foods could be associated with a 16% lower risk of cardiovascular disease and up to 25% lower risk of early death, according to the study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association this week.

The new study adds to "the substantial body of literature" suggesting that consuming a plant-based diet is associated with better heart health and lower risk of death, said Casey Rebholz, an assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore and senior author of the study.  Read more >>