FACT CHECK: Do Vegetarians Live Longer Than Meat Eaters?
According to a study carried out by the Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum (German Cancer Research Center), vegetarians have a dramatically lowered mortality risk. 100 deaths to be statistically expected in the age group of study participants are matched by only 59 real deaths in vegetarians. Looking at male participants only, the positive effect - with only 52 actual deaths - is even more.
A study by Loma Linda University says that vegans and vegetarians live longer than people following a meat diet, with vegetarians living approximately seven years longer and vegans living fifteen years longer than other people. Also, due to the antioxidants rich in plant foods, vegetarians and vegans are known to have healthy skin.
Vegetarians live longer than meat-eaters, according to a study published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine, a Journal of the American Medical Association.
This lack of “survival advantage” among vegetarians, outlined in our paper in Preventive Medicine, does not come as a complete surprise. In 2015, a United Kingdom-based cohort study concluded vegetarians had a similar risk of death from all causes when compared with non-vegetarians. This is contrary to the US-based study findings.
Many news headlines say vegetarians live longer than meat eaters. Eating a vegetarian diet offers numerous health benefits, but some medical studies cite a few potential problems. Slide 2: Health risks in becoming a vegetarian May have intakes for vitamin B-12, vitamin D, calcium, zinc that are lower than recommended 1.
The research was begun in 1958 and includes various studies of Seventh-day Adventists, who typically eat vegan foods as part of their religious practices. While the study is ongoing, the results already indicate that, on average, vegetarian men and women live at least nine and six years longer, respectively, than their meat-eating counterparts.
However, do vegetarians healthier and have a longer live-span than summation eater? This question has been argued for a few decades and still do not have a definite answer. In portend of view, I do not think there are any distinct differences in the life span amid the vegetarians and meat eaters.