The study involved 26 non-vegetarians and 26 vegetarians. Those in the vegetarian category had been following the diet for at least three years and either avoided all animal products or avoided only meat and fish.
It is believed that the increased levels of fibre, anti-inflammatory antioxidants, as well as the absence of animal proteins and a lowered level of saturated fats play a major role in the protective benefits of a plant based diet as exhibited in this study.
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