(NBC NEWS) – More research is suggesting that following a plant-based diet may be good for you.
Researchers studied the eating habits of over 10,000 middle-aged adults for more than 30 years.
Those who ate the most plant-based foods were less likely to develop and die from heart disease including strokes.
They also were 25-percent less likely to suffer from an early death from any cause.
This is compared to those who ate the least amount of plant-based foods.
The scientists say more research is needed to see whether the quality of plant-based foods impacts heart disease.