The results were recorded in 2820 cases of ischemic heart disease and 1072 cases of total stroke (519 ischemic stroke and 300 hemorrhagic stroke). After adjusting for socio-demographic and lifestyle con founders, fish eaters and vegetarians had 13% (hazard ratio 0.87, 95%) lower rates of ischemic heart disease than meat eaters, respectively. This difference was equivalent to 10 fewer cases of ischemic heart disease (95% confidence interval 6.7 to 13.1 fewer) in vegetarians than in meat eaters per 1000 population over 10 years. The associations for ischemic heart disease were partly attenuated after adjustment for self reported high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, and body mass index (hazard ratio 0.90, 95% ) in vegetarians with all adjustments). By contrast, vegetarians had 20% higher rates of total stroke (hazard ratio than meat eaters, equivalent to three more cases of total stroke per 1000 population over 10 years, mostly due to a higher rate of hemorrhagic stroke. The associations for stroke did not attenuate after further adjustment of disease risk factors.
From the study conducted in the UK, it is quite clear that fish eaters and vegetarians had lower rates of ischemic heart disease than meat eaters, although vegetarians had higher rates of hemorrhagic and total stroke. In the case of hemorrhagic and total stroke the reasons given are different ......(https://www.bmj.com/content/366/bmj.l4897)
The New Indian Express, Tiruchy Edition dated Feb 1920;
page 16: ''Vegan diet cuts hear disease risk.''