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9. The veggie question

Studies show that vegetarians live longer and suffer less heart disease and cancer. Is it time to ditch the meat?

If you’re a vegetarian, it’s time to feel smug . You’re already a winner when it comes to anti-ageing .

You can look forward to ten extra years of disease-free living than meat-eaters and you’re 39% less likely to die from cancer. You’re also 30% less likely to die of heart disease.

Anti-ageing scientists think meat doesn’t do you many favours – and they point to the world’s longest-lived communities to prove it. A famous study called the China Project highlighted the difference between mainly vegetarian Chinese from rural areas, who stay disease-free late into life, and their meat-eating urban counterparts ...

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