Living longer? Ditch MEAT! Vegetarians live four years longer, experts reveal
Eradicating meat from your diet could add nearly fours years to your life, experts have suggested. Going vegetarian for at least 17 years, extends a person's life expectancy by 3.6 years, a study has shown.
Eating red and particularly processed meats on a daily basis was linked to rising mortality rates.
Investigations of more than 1.5 million people found death from all causes was higher for those who regularly eat meat.
Physicians from the Mayo Clinic in Arizona analysed six studies that showed the effects of meat and vegetarian diets on mortality.
Primary care physicians were then given evidence-based guidance about whether they should discourage patients from eating meat.