Vegetarians live longer and prosper： study 研究：素食者更健康長壽
Want to live longer and keep the grim reaper at bay? A new study suggests dropping meat from your diet.
After following more than 70,000 men and women over six years, researchers at Loma Linda University in California concluded that those who followed vegetarian lifestyles had reduced rates of mortality.
After categorizing study participants into five dietary groups -- non-vegetarians, semi-vegetarians, pescatarians, lacto-ovo-vegetarians, and vegans -- authors found that vegetarian groups -- the lacto-ovo-vegetarians and the vegans -- tended to be older, more highly educated, and more likely to be married, drink less alcohol, smoke less, exercise more and be thinner.
Mortality rates were also lower among those who followed meat-free diets --12 percent lower than their carnivorous counterparts. This was particularly noteworthy among male participants, who showed a significant reduction in cardiovascular and ischemic heart disease-related deaths, researchers point out.
It’s the latest study to tout the benefits of a meat-free diet. Earlier this year, researchers from the University of Oxford found that the risk of hospitalization or death from heart disease is 32 percent lower in vegetarians than their counterparts.（AFP）
keep...at bay：片語，不使…接近，躲避。例句：I’m trying to keep my ex-boyfriends at bay.（我努力躲避前男友們。）
lacto-ovo vegetarian ：名詞，奶蛋素者，與ovolactarian意思相同。例句：Going lacto-ovo vegetarian for 30 days was a lot easier than I expected. （堅持30天的奶蛋素食比我想像得容易得多。）