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      Vegetarian diets are associated with reduced death rates in a study of more than 70,000 Seventh-day Adventists with more favorable results for men than women, according to a report published Online First by JAMA Internal Medicine, a JAMA Network publication.

      The possible relationship between diet and mortality is an important area of study. Vegetarian diets have been associated with reductions in risk for several chronic diseases, including hypertension, metabolic syndrome, diabetes mellitus and ischemic heart disease (IHD), according to the study background.

      Michael J. Orlich, M.D., of Loma Linda University in California, and colleagues examined all-cause and cause-specific mortality in a group of 73,308 men and women Seventh-day Adventists. Researchers assessed dietary patients using a questionnaire that categorized study participants into five groups: nonvegetarian, semi-vegetarian, pesco-vegetarian (includes seafood), lacto-ovo-vegetarian (includes dairy and egg products) and vegan (excludes all animal products).

      The study notes that vegetarian groups tended to be older, more highly educated and more likely to be married, to drink less alcohol, to smoke less, to exercise more and to be thinner.

      "Some evidence suggests vegetarian dietary patterns may be associated with reduced mortality, but the relationship is not well established," the study notes.

      There were 2,570 deaths among the study participants during a mean (average) follow-up time of almost six years. The overall mortality rate was six deaths per 1,000 person years. The adjusted hazard ratio (HR) for all-cause mortality in all vegetarians combined vs. nonvegetarians was 0.88, or 12 percent lower, according to the study results. The association also appears to be better for men with significant reduction in cardiovascular disease mortality and IHD death in vegetarians vs. nonvegetarians. In women, there were no significant reductions in these categories of mortality, the results indicate.

      "These results demonstrate an overall association of vegetarian dietary patterns with lower mortality compared with the nonvegetarian dietary pattern. They also demonstrate some associations with lower mortality of the pesco-vegetarian, vegan and lacto-ovo-vegetarian diets specifically compared with the nonvegetarian diet," the authors conclude.

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      Journal Reference:
      Michael J. Orlich, Pramil N Singh, Joan Sabaté, Karen Jaceldo-Siegl, Jing Fan, Synnove Knutsen, W. Lawrence Beeson, Gary E. Fraser. Vegetarian Dietary Patterns and Mortality in Adventist Health Study 2. JAMA Internal Medicine, 2013 DOI: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.6473

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      Comments 7 Comments
      1. wastedwhiteboy2's Avatar
        wastedwhiteboy2 -
        This does not make any scientific sense. Must be another push to wussify men. Smoking is more healthy than being a vegetarian.
      1. CopyCat's Avatar
        CopyCat -
        You know what is ok to eat on a vegetarian diet? Carbs. A fukc ton of carbs. This is why I know a crazy amount of overweight to significantly overweight vegetarians.
      1. adonix's Avatar
        adonix -
        If you read this line "The study notes that vegetarian groups tended to be older, more highly educated and more likely to be married, to drink less alcohol, to smoke less, to exercise more and to be thinner." you should know that with this lifestyle, any diet will reduce mortality risk! After all, these guys weren't eating junk food!
        Humans aren't vegetarian, so stop changing our millions of years history!
      1. wastedwhiteboy2's Avatar
        wastedwhiteboy2 -
        Originally Posted by adonix View Post
        If you read this line "The study notes that vegetarian groups tended to be older, more highly educated and more likely to be married, to drink less alcohol, to smoke less, to exercise more and to be thinner." you should know that with this lifestyle, any diet will reduce mortality risk! After all, these guys weren't eating junk food!
        Humans aren't vegetarian, so stop changing our millions of years history!
        I saw that line and thought the same thing but when it said "more educated" it made me think they were not more educated if they were vegetarians.
      1. quizzit's Avatar
        quizzit -
        I was a vegetarian for 5 years and a Vegan for 2 years. I had skinny arms and legs and a 46" pot belly. Now I'm jacked. I am 6'2" with a 54" chest and a 29" waist and 6 pack abs and I turn 49 years old in a few days... I eat Steak and Eggs almost exclusively. Lots of red meat and a dozen eggs a day (yes, I eat the yolks too).
      1. THOR 70's Avatar
        THOR 70 -
        Originally Posted by quizzit View Post
        I was a vegetarian for 5 years and a Vegan for 2 years. I had skinny arms and legs and a 46" pot belly. Now I'm jacked. I am 6'2" with a 54" chest and a 29" waist and 6 pack abs and I turn 49 years old in a few days... I eat Steak and Eggs almost exclusively. Lots of red meat and a dozen eggs a day (yes, I eat the yolks too).
        I would hug you if in the same room. Atta boy
      1. Vengeance187's Avatar
        Vengeance187 -
        Originally Posted by adonix View Post
        If you read this line "The study notes that vegetarian groups tended to be older, more highly educated and more likely to be married, to drink less alcohol, to smoke less, to exercise more and to be thinner." you should know that with this lifestyle, any diet will reduce mortality risk! After all, these guys weren't eating junk food!
        Humans aren't vegetarian, so stop changing our millions of years history!
        All you have to do is see JAMA and run the other way.
        JAMA is the worst.

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