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Vegetarianism Can Reduce Risk of Heart Disease by Up to a Third

On a related note, I’ve started collecting vegetarian recipes and posting them online here and also here.

This Lent the goal is to eat vegetarian, with the savings going to CFCA (Christian Foundation for Children and Aging).

(If anyone has any recipes from CFCA countries, please share! You can use the comment section or email me at
CFCA countries–Mexico, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Guatamala, Bolivia, Chile, Brazil, Columbia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuala, Liberia Kenya, Madagascar, Tanzania, Uganda, India, and Philippines )

I sponsor Betsy, who lives in Monrovia, Liberia. She is now in 12th grade at age 20. It has been a long haul for her, and I am so very, very proud of her!


From the 30 January 2013 article at Science Daily

The risk of hospitalisation or death from heart disease is 32% lower in vegetarians than people who eat meat and fish, according to a new study from the University of Oxford.

Heart disease is the single largest cause of death in developed countries, and is responsible for 65,000 deaths each year in the UK alone. The new findings, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, suggest that a vegetarian diet could significantly reduce people’s risk of heart disease.

‘Most of the difference in risk is probably caused by effects on cholesterol and blood pressure, and shows the important role of diet in the prevention of heart disease,’ explains Dr Francesca Crowe, lead author of the study at the Cancer Epidemiology Unit, University of Oxford.

Read the entire article here

January 31, 2013 - Posted by | Nutrition | ,

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