In comparison with regular meat eaters, mortality from ischemic heart disease was
- 20% lower in occasional meat eaters,
- 34% lower in people who ate fish but not meat,
- 34% lower in lacto-ovo-vegetarians,
- 26% lower in vegans.
There were no significant differences between vegetarians and non-vegetarians in mortality from the other causes of death examined.
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