In recent years, the world has been eating more meat, and not just because of the big, meaty cuts.
And as more people adopt vegetarian diets, some scientists are asking whether the meat we eat is causing our health to deteriorate.
The new research is the result of a collaboration between researchers at Yale University, University of Michigan and the American Society for Nutrition, which found that high-fiber plant-based diets can help prevent and treat heart disease.
The new study looked at data from a massive online health survey of more than 7,000 U.S. adults conducted by the University of Miami and the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.
The survey is a vital tool for researchers because it tracks many things that happen in the world, such as diet, exercise, sleep, stress, and a host of other things.
“Our findings provide new insight into how food and dietary patterns can have a profound impact on our health,” said lead author Rachael McLean, a Yale professor of human nutrition.
The researchers found that vegetarians and vegans were more likely to have lower rates of certain types of cancer and were less likely to develop diabetes.
They also reported lower rates and less serious complications from high blood pressure and high cholesterol, as well as lower rates in certain types and types of heart disease and diabetes.
“It’s really hard to tease out what the effect is of a specific food on your health, but we can look at trends,” said the study’s senior author, James R. Wahlstrom, an assistant professor of preventive medicine at the University at Buffalo and associate dean of the College of Medicine at the College.
The study was published in the journal Nature.
The findings are similar to those of a 2015 study published in Diabetes Care.
In that study, scientists at the Mayo Clinic and the University Health Network analyzed more than 2 million people and found that people who ate more meat were more than twice as likely to suffer from diabetes.
While researchers can’t say for sure whether meat contributes to heart disease, they think that the link may be the result more of a lifestyle shift than any specific diet.
That lifestyle change may include eating more red meat and eating more processed foods, said the team.
The team suggests that if you are a vegetarian, eat more fruits and vegetables and take more vitamin D supplements, but that it’s also possible to be healthy while eating a diet that emphasizes plant-derived foods.
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