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Metabolic Syndrome Less Likely To Affect Vegetarians!

1305627_vegetablesYou might want to consider the thought of quitting non-vegetarian diet after reading this article. According to a new study conducted by the researchers from Loma Linda University, people having vegetarian diet are at a lower risk of developing metabolic syndrome.

The results of the study were published in ‘Diabetes Care’ journal.

Metabolic syndrome is the term used to describe the occurrence of any 3 risk factors out of 5 which include: large waist circumference, increased triglyceride levels, high blood pressure, low levels of HDL cholesterol and high blood glucose levels.

Out of the 700 odd individuals selected randomly for this study, 35% of them were pure vegetarians. Non-vegetarians in the group were 3 years younger than vegetarians and semi-vegetarians. In spite of their slightly young age, they had most of the above mentioned risk factors that contribute to metabolic syndrome.

Metabolic syndrome was seen in 25% of vegetarians and 39% of non-vegetarians.

The study emphasizes the importance of a healthy diet in avoiding several devastating health conditions.

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