Vegetarians are less likely to suffer strokes caused by coronary artery disease.
Vegetarian diets offer disease protection because of lower saturated fat, cholesterol and animal protein and higher folates, antioxidant vitamins and plant nutrients.
Vegetarians have lower rates of obesity, coronary heart disease, high blood pressure, large bowel disorders, cancers and gallstones.
New research suggest that dementia may be linked to a BSE-like 'prion' found in some meat.
Vegetarians often live longer and suffer less from several chronic diseases.
Heart Disease - No.1 Killer
Vegetarians have half to three-quarters the risk of dying of heart disease compared to non-vegetarians.
Vegetarians have a much lower incidence of caesarean section.
95 per cent of all food poisoning comes from meat and animal products.
Cancer - No.2 Killer
Cancer rates among vegetarians are 25-50 per cent less than non-vegetarians.
Diabetes is much less likely to be a cause of death in vegetarians.
Hypertension (high blood pressure) in vegetarians is one third to one half that of meat eaters.
Vegetarian diets have been successful in arresting and reversing severe coronary artery disease.