Adopting a plant-based diet, or at least cutting out meat, has been encouraged by major scientific bodies including the World Health Organisation. Photo: AFP

Vegetarian diet cuts heart disease risk, raises stroke risk, study finds

  • A vegetarian diet was found to lower heart disease risk by 22 per cent, but raise the risk of stroke by 20 per cent, according to an Oxford University study
  • Opinions on the raised stroke risk include vegetarians having lower cholesterol and being less likely to take medication to lower blood pressure
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Adopting a plant-based diet, or at least cutting out meat, has been encouraged by major scientific bodies including the World Health Organisation. Photo: AFP
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