Study Says Vegetarians Live Longer

Morrissey's going to be around for a while.
Morrissey's going to be around for a while. Photo: Bob King/Retna/Corbis

Depressing news: The Journal of the American Medical Association found that vegetarians experienced 12 percent fewer deaths than meat-eaters. Unsurprisingly, they’re better protected from heart disease, diabetes, and kidney failure. But there are some loopholes in the study: Researchers found that keeping a vegetarian diet doesn’t make as big of a difference in women’s health, and they categorized “vegetarians” as people who eat fish, dairy, and eggs, too. Before you revamp your diet, note that the subjects were 73,308 members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, who have low rates of alcohol and tobacco use and, therefore, an unfair advantage on cheating death! Maybe just start by eating a vegetarian lunch instead. [Earlier, WSJ]