Switching from meat to plant-based foods reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease

BMJ magazine shared the results of a study by American scientists, in which it turned out that

switching from red meat to plant foods reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease.

About 43,272 took part in scientific workvolunteers with an average age of 53 years. For 30 years, they have shared data about their lifestyle, diet and health. It is noted that at the beginning of the study, none of the participants suffered from cardiovascular diseases. In the course of work, scientists recorded 4,456 cases of coronary heart disease, 1,860 of which ended in death.

As a result, the researchers found that switching from meat to plant proteins, which are rich in nuts, legumes and soybeans, can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease by 14%.