February 1, 2013

British Vegetarians, That Is

1 Vegetarians Have 1/3 Less Heart Disease

An unusually large-scale study of vegetarians conducted in England and Scotland found that the meat-shunners had a 32 percent lower likelihood of experiencing a debilitating or fatal heart attack than their carnivorous peers, enjoyed lower blood pressures and cholesterol levels than meat eaters, and were slimmer and had fewer cases of diabetes as well. The study, which began in the 1990s and is one of the largest to focus on vegetarianism and health, involving almost 45,000 people one-third of whom were veggies. The applicability of the findings to Americans in general is questionable, however, since the population in the study was more active, much slimmer, and smoked less than the average U.S. adult, and the vegetarians skewed young -- a full 10 years younger than the non-veggies.

More at Consumer.healthday.com | Posted 5 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Previously: Vegetarians at Lower Risk for Metabolic Disease

Tags: Vegetarians and Heart Disease, Advantages of Vegetarianism, Vegetarianism and Health, Vegetarian Rates of Heart Attack

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Hold the Horses

2 Burger King in U.K. Served Horsemeat Burgers

Burger King has admitted that some of their burgers in Britain and Ireland contained horsemeat, reports NPR. While horsemeat may contain as much protein as beef with less fat, it's not socially acceptable to eat horse in Britain! NPR reports that for possibly a year, consumers in Britain may have been unknowingly eating burgers containing pork and horse. In a statement, Burger King said, "We will dedicate ourselves to determining what lessons can be learned and what additional measures, including DNA testing and enhanced traceability controls, can be taken to ensure that we continue to provide you with the quality products you expect from us."

More at NPR | Posted 5 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Therapy via Telephone Helps with Depression

Tags: Horsemeat Burger, Horse Burgers Burger King, Burger King Served Horse Meat, Burger King Scandal

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