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Findings post 11 years of follow up indicate that relative to the general population, vegetarians had a 50% lower mortality from all causes (54% men / 47% women), a 66% lower mortality due to ischemic heart diseases, a 40% lower mortality due to cancer (52% men / 26% women), as well as a 50% reduction in deaths from respiratory and digestive diseases.
Mortality pattern of German Vegetarians after 11 years of follow up

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Findings post 11 years of follow up indicate that relative to the general population, vegetarians had a 50% lower mortality from all causes (54% men / 47% women), a 66% lower mortality due to ischemic heart diseases, a 40% lower mortality due to cancer (52% men / 26% women), as well as a 50% reduction in deaths from respiratory and digestive diseases.