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03 February 2011

Vegans have elevated heart and stroke risk

People who follow a vegan lifestyle may increase their risk of developing blood clots and atherosclerosis, which are conditions that can lead to heart attacks and stroke.

People who follow a vegan lifestyle - strict vegetarians who try to eat no meat or animal products of any kind - may increase their risk of developing blood clots and atherosclerosis or "hardening of the arteries," which are conditions that can lead to heart attacks and stroke.

That's the conclusion of a review of dozens of articles published on the biochemistry of vegetarianism during the past 30 years. The article appears in ACS' bi-weekly Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.

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