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September 03, 2019 - The New York Times

JAPAN: Getting Your Protein From Plants May Help You Live Longer

JAPAN: Getting Your Protein From Plants May Help You Live Longer
Credit: Louis Hansel

Researchers prospectively followed 70,696 Japanese men and women, average age 55, for an average of 18 years.

Those who ate the most plant protein, which is abundant in such foods as spinach, broccoli and legumes like lentils, soy beans and chickpeas, had a 13 percent lower all-cause mortality rate than those who ate the least. The results fared even better for the fifth who consumed the most plant protein. This group had a 27 percent lower rate of cardiovascular death, a 28 percent lower rate of death from heart disease and a 28 percent lower rate of stroke.

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