Is a vegetarian or vegan diet good for patients' health?

Yes, when it comes to ischaemic heart disease but not so much for stroke, study suggests

Recommending a vegetarian or pescatarian diet can help reduce patients’ ischaemic heart disease risk but may place them at higher risk of stroke, a UK study of over 48,000 adults suggests.

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Men and women (average age 45) on a vegetarian or vegan diet and no history of coronary heart disease had a 22% lower risk of ischaemic heart disease than meat eaters, Oxford University researchers report in the BMJ.

After following the participants for 18 years they found that those on a pescatarian diet also had a lower heart disease risk

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