Beating hearts and beating cancer
An analysis of studies of over 124,000 people investigating vegetarian lifestyle, cancer risk and heart health revealed very interesting facts. It was found that vegetarians are at a lower risk of heart disease and death from heart attack or stroke. It was also confirmed that vegetarians have lower incidence of cancer and generally live longer.
Huang, T., Yang, B., Zheng, J., et al., 2012. Cardiovascular disease mortality and cancer incidence in vegetarians: a meta-analysis and systematic review. Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism. 60 (4) 233-240.