30 Sep '11, 12pm

World Vegetarian Day: 5 Reasons to Go Vegetarian #Vegetarian_and_Vegan #environmental_impact_of_meat

World Vegetarian Day: 5 Reasons to Go Vegetarian #Vegetarian_and_Vegan #environmental_impact_of_meat

In a British study that tracked vegetarians for 12 years, it was found that “vegetarians were 40 percent less likely to die from cancer during that time and 20 percent less likely to die from other diseases.” Women who switch to vegetarian diets especially reduce their risk of breast cancer. According to the Harvard Nurses Health Study, this risk can be reduced by up to 20 or 30%. In terms of cardiovascular disease, in a study done at the Louisiana State University, cardiovascular health risks drop from 50% in American males to 15% by switching to a vegetarian diet.

Full article: http://eatdrinkbetter.com/2011/09/30/world-vegetarian-day/

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