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Hypertension and blood pressure among meat eaters, fish eaters, vegetarians and vegans in EPIC – Oxford-

Oxford study shows that non-meat eaters (especially vegans) have a lower prevalence of hypertension than non-vegetarians

Method
An extensive study was undertaken by the University of Oxford, comprising a study of over 11,000 British men and women with an age group of 20-78 years.
Results
The study concludes that non-meat eaters (especially vegans) have a lower prevalence of hypertension and lower systolic & diastolic blood pressures than meat eaters. Age adjusted prevalence of hypertension was 15% for male meat eaters (5.8% for male vegans) and 12.1% for female meat eaters (7.7% in female vegans). Blood pressure was found to be 4.2 mmHg (systolic) and 2.8mmHg (diastolic) lower for male vegans, compared to male meat eaters.