September 04, 2019
Vegan and vegetarian diets are linked to a lower risk of heart disease, but may increase the risk of stroke, a new study suggests. 
Vegan And Vegetarian Diets Could Lower Risk Of Heart Disease, But Increase Risk Of Stroke
People who follow plant-based diets have a 22% lower risk of heart disease than meat eaters, researchers from the University of Oxford found, while pescatarians have 13% reduced risk of heart disease.
However, the study suggests vegetarians and vegans are a fifth more likely to suffer a stroke than meat eaters.
The authors of the study, who looked at 48,188 people with no history of heart disease or stroke, suggested this heightened risk may be partly due to a lack of vitamins such as B12 or vitamin D, in the plant-based diet.Related... Plant-Based Diet Could Negatively Impact Your Brain Health, Study Reveals The study, which was published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), looked at three groups of people: meat eaters (24,428 people), pescatarians (7,506 people), and vegetarians and vegans (16,254 people).
They were followed over a period of 18 years and their health was checked. During this time, there were 2,820 cases of ischaemic heart disease recorded – which is when your coronary arteries become narrowed by a build-up of fatty material within their walls – and 1,072 cases of stroke among the overall group.
After adjusting for factors that might influence the results, researchers found fish eaters had a 13% reduced risk of heart disease than meat eaters, while vegetarians and vegans had a 22% lower risk. This was equivalent to 10 fewer cases of ischaemic heart disease in vegetarians and vegans than in meat eaters per 1,000 people over 10 years.
The authors partly attributed this to lower body mass index and lower rates of high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, and diabetes with these diets.Vegetarians and vegans in the study have lower circulating levels of several nutrients.But the researchers also found vegetarians and vegans had a 20% higher rate of stroke compared to meat eaters, which is equivalent to three more cases of stroke per 1,000 people over 10 years. This was mostly due to a higher rate of haemorrhagic stroke – the type caused by bleeding in or around the brain.
The team said the increased risk of stroke could be down to lower levels of vitamins among the vegetarians and vegans in the study, but cautioned that further investigation was needed.
“Vegetarians and vegans (in the study) have lower circulating levels of several nutrients (eg, vitamin B12, vitamin D, essential amino acids, and long chain n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids), and differences in some of these nutritional factors could contribute to the observed associations,” the researchers said. 
They also suggested that the low blood levels of total cholesterol among vegetarians and vegans may play a role.
Commenting on the study, Tracy Parker, senior dietitian at the British Heart Foundation, said: “Whilst this is an interesting finding, this study is observational and doesn’t provide us with enough evidence, so more research in this area would be needed.
“Whether you’re a committed carnivore, a veggie, or a vegan, one way to reduce your risk of heart and circulatory diseases is to ensure you’re eating a balanced diet, packed with plenty of fruit and vegetables, wholegrains, beans, lentils, nuts and seeds. For those who do eat meat, cutting back to less than 90g of red or processed meat a day is advised.”Related... Plant-Based Diet Could Negatively Impact Your Brain Health, Study Reveals Vegan Cuisine Is The UK's Fastest Growing Takeaway Choice Coffee Shops Shouldn't Be Charging More For Milk Alternatives, Say Campaigners
Top news around the world
Coronavirus Disease

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.

Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.

Around the World

Celebrity News

> Latest News in Media

Watch It
'Penny Dreadful' Production Designer on Taking Down 'Deadwood' to Create 1930s Downtown Los Angeles
July 13, 2020
P30WGdETZmY
'Honey Boy' Director Al'ma Harel Explains How 'Bombay Beach' Introduced Her to Shia LaBeouf
July 11, 2020
TW9HOfgdnxo
How To Craft A Skeksi From The 'Dark Crystal' Creature Creators
July 11, 2020
Ixto3tj6eVE
50 Cent Treats Date To Anything At McDonald's | TMZ
July 15, 2020
37TaPYtnXOc
Chrissy Teigen Shares Sneaky Video of John Legend Showering | TMZ
July 15, 2020
5yHgIemLUMI
Megan Thee Stallion & Tory Lanez Swarmed by Cops During His Gun Arrest | TMZ
July 15, 2020
nuUzhf6CvTo
Lucy Hale Visited Sex Convention to Prep for "A Nice Girl Like You" | Daily Pop | E! News
July 15, 2020
JNQOgxIPRQg
Tyra Banks Hints at "Dancing with the Stars" Changes | E! News
July 15, 2020
d_-vp4oAWT8
Will Ben Affleck & Ana De Armas' Summer Love Sizzle or Fizzle? | Daily Pop | E! News
July 15, 2020
jFt0q85-7Vo
Nick Cannon fired by ViacomCBS over anti-Semitic comments on podcast | Page Six Celebrity News
July 15, 2020
zpiBes5wyWM
'Selling Sunset’ star Christine Quinn’s mother hospitalized following heart attack | Page Six News
July 14, 2020
k5KP8e599S0
This is the poop that flushed Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s marriage away | Page Six Celebrity News
July 14, 2020
gJSVeY-GXW0
TV Schedule
Late Night Show
Watch the latest shows of U.S. top comedians

Sports

Latest sport results, news, videos, interviews and comments
Latest Events
15
Jul
ENGLAND: Premier League
Arsenal - Liverpool
15
Jul
ITALY: Serie A
Sassuolo - Juventus
15
Jul
ITALY: Serie A
Roma - Verona
15
Jul
ENGLAND: Premier League
Manchester City - Bournemouth
15
Jul
ENGLAND: Premier League
Newcastle United - Tottenham Hotspur
15
Jul
ITALY: Serie A
Bologna - Napoli
15
Jul
ITALY: Serie A
AC Milan - Parma
15
Jul
ITALY: Serie A
Udinese - Lazio
15
Jul
ITALY: Serie A
Lecce - Fiorentina
15
Jul
ENGLAND: Premier League
Burnley - Wolves
15
Jul
ITALY: Serie A
Sampdoria - Cagliari
14
Jul
ENGLAND: Premier League
Chelsea - Norwich City
13
Jul
ENGLAND: Premier League
Manchester United - Southampton
13
Jul
SPAIN: La Liga
Granada CF - Real Madrid
13
Jul
ITALY: Serie A
Inter Milan - Torino
12
Jul
ENGLAND: Premier League
Tottenham Hotspur - Arsenal
12
Jul
ITALY: Serie A
Napoli - AC Milan
11
Jul
ENGLAND: Premier League
Sheffield United - Chelsea
11
Jul
ENGLAND: Premier League
Brighton - Manchester City
11
Jul
SPAIN: La Liga
Atletico Madrid - Real Betis
11
Jul
ITALY: Serie A
Juventus - Atalanta
11
Jul
ENGLAND: Premier League
Liverpool - Burnley
11
Jul
SPAIN: La Liga
Real Valladolid - Barcelona
11
Jul
ITALY: Serie A
Brescia - Roma
10
Jul
SPAIN: La Liga
Real Madrid - Alaves
09
Jul
ENGLAND: Premier League
Aston Villa - Manchester United
09
Jul
ITALY: Serie A
Verona - Inter Milan
09
Jul
ENGLAND: Premier League
Bournemouth - Tottenham Hotspur
08
Jul
ENGLAND: Premier League
Brighton - Liverpool
08
Jul
SPAIN: La Liga
Barcelona - Espanyol
08
Jul
ITALY: Serie A
Roma - Parma
08
Jul
ENGLAND: Premier League
Manchester City - Newcastle United
08
Jul
ITALY: Serie A
Genoa - Napoli
07
Jul
SPAIN: La Liga
Celta Vigo - Atletico Madrid
Find us on Instagram
at @feedimo to stay up to date with the latest.
Featured Video You Might Like
-g9Qziqbif8 0vmRhiLHE2U JFCZUoa6MYE UfN5PCF5EUo 2PV55f3-UAg W3y9zuI_F64 -7qCxIccihU pQ9gcOoH9R8 g5MRDEXRk4k tudKp5Vhs3k iwWHibhssSo kQr0XHPbICM
Copyright © 2020 Feedimo. All Rights Reserved.