Vegetarians may have higher risk of stroke: Study


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Vegetarians may have higher risk of stroke: Study
Postmedia News
Published:
September 5, 2019
Updated:
September 5, 2019 3:26 PM EDT
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Vegans and vegetarians may have a lower risk of heart disease, but a higher risk of stroke than meat-eaters, according to a new study.
The study, published in the British Medical Journal, tracked close to 50,000 people with an average age of 45 years for up to 18 years, and found that those who followed a vegan or vegetarian diet had a 20% higher risk of stroke than those who included meat in their diet.
This amounted to 10 fewer cases of heart disease and three more strokes per 1,000 people when compared to meat-eaters, according to the study by Oxford University researchers.
Of the 48,188 participants, half of them were meat-eaters, just over 16,000 were vegans or vegetarians, and 7,500 were pescatarian.
Among the participants, there were 2,820 cases of coronary heart disease (CHD) and 1,072 case of stroke.
While the pescatarians and the vegetarians and vegans both had lower risks of CHD than the meat-eaters, those on plant-based diets had a 20% higher risk of stroke.
The researchers said the elevated stroke risk could be linked to low vitamin B12 levels, but said more studies were needed to investigate the link.
“Future work should include further measurements of circulating levels of cholesterol subfractions, vitamin B12, amino acids, and fatty acids in the cohort to identify which factors might mediate the observed associations,” the study concluded.
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http://youtube.com/watch?v=0RVD4J-eIso
http://bmj.com/content/366/bmj.l4897
http://torontosun.com/health/vegetar...f-stroke-study
 
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The researchers said the elevated stroke risk could be linked to low vitamin B12 levels, but said more studies were needed to investigate the link.

Noooooope.

Vitamin K

Vitamin K serves as an essential cofactor for a carboxylase that catalyzes carboxylation of glutamic acid residues on vitamin K-dependent proteins. The key vitamin K-dependent proteins include: Coagulation proteins: factors II (prothrombin), VII, IX and X. Anticoagulation proteins: proteins C, S and Z.