Do Vegetarians Live Longer?

They do if they’re Seventh Day Adventists living in Loma Linda, California, according to a report at MedPageToday.

As far as I know, I don’t know any Seventh Day Adventists. They may not be like the rest of us. For instance, about half of them consider themselves vegetarians. That percentage in the general U.S. population would be much lower. In the study at hand, the largest group of vegetarians (29%) were lacto-ovo vegetarians: they eat dairy  and eggs. Only 8% were vegans.

I wonder if Adventists tend to marry and breed with each other (like Mormons), thereby concentrating longevity genes?

The SDA’s of Loma Linda constitute on of the longevity hot spots identified in Dan Beuttner’s Blue Zones book.

The original research report in the Journal of the American Medical Association-Internal Medicine.

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