Scientists say: a vegetarian diet will save from premature death
Vegetarianism is an ambiguous topic, which causes a lot of controversy not only in the world in general, but also in the scientific community in particular. And while some researchers say that this is at least bad for the exterior, and as a maximum for all body systems, others assure that with the right approach, a vegetable diet is much more useful than meat-eating.
A new study conducted at Harvard University (Harvard University), confirms the latter point of view. According to the Tech Times, data analysis has shown that potentially vegetarianism can prevent every third premature death. And it sounds, you see, very encouraging.
The results of the study, presented at the fourth international Vatican conference Unite to Cure, suggest that vegetarianism in the modern world is underestimated. Walter Willett, a professor of epidemiology and nutrition at Harvard, said this separately, noting that his team was able to show that at least 200,000 deaths can be prevented if a person removes meat from his diet.
David Jenkins, co-author of the study, said in his speech that people will be much healthier if they start to follow predominantly vegetable diets and will stop so fond of protein, the rate in which is usually made just for meat. Jenkins and his colleagues came up with a diet that includes 63 servings of fruits and vegetables a week. And when they offered it to the test group, they noticed that in just two weeks, the volunteers had a 35% reduction in cholesterol.
Healthy lifestyle expert Neal Barnard agrees with this, explaining that it is necessary to speak and write about the benefits of vegetables as much as possible so that people can better understand why this is important. “A diet low in fat and high in vegetables makes something incredible in terms of preventing diseases such as diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis,” he says.
And while the debate about meat and vegetables in the diet is obviously going to continue, a new study, as its authors see, can help those who would like to include more vegetables and fruits in their menu, but did not fully understand whether it was necessary do it. It is important that scientists from Harvard University do not talk about absolute vegetarianism, because it may not be so necessary. But they emphasize that shifting the proportions of nutrition in favor of vegetables will help you reduce any possible risks, including the risk of obesity, hypertension and cancer.
“When we begin to look at how such diets work, we see that they are associated with less risks of almost everything, whatever our scientific interest is directed at. And this does not seem surprising, because if you think about it, everything in the body is related to the digestive process, “concludes Dr. Willett.