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Vegetarians May Live Longer

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on June 5, 2013

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168510982In one of the largest studies to date, researchers from Loma Linda University in California report that vegetarians outlast meat-eaters.

Among a group of 70,000 participants, researchers determined that vegetarians had a 12% lower risk of death compared to non-vegetarians. The effect held true for other specific vegetarian diets, according to the study, which is published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. For instance, vegans also had a lower risk of death compared to non-vegetarians.

(MORE: It’s Not Just the Fat: There’s Another Way Red Meat May Harm the Heart)

Vegetarian diets have been linked in prior research to a lower likelihood of developing chronic diseases like heart disease or diabetes, but the underlying mechanisms are still under investigation. “We can’t tell from this current paper with certainty, but one of the most plausible potential reasons contributing to this beneficial association is perhaps the absence or reduction of meat intake,” says Dr. Michael J. Orlich, the program director of the preventive medicine residency at Loma Linda University.

Red meat has been fingered as a potential culprit due to its high levels of saturated fat and cholesterol, which can clog up arteries. In April, another study found that the compound carnitine, also found in red meat, is metabolized by human gut bacteria and fills up blood vessels. Read the rest of this entry »

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Global Voice on Peace

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 5, 2012

On the auspicious occasion of 4th Lumbini-Kapilvastu Day, the Movement created this clip to spread Buddha’s peace message all over the world.   Participants:

Agni Frank Eickermann -Spiritual leader, USA
Venerable Samahita Thero, Sri Lanka
Miss Nepal Australia 2011 – Reecha Dhital
Miss Nepal Australia 2012 – Deepashree Shah
Mister Nepal Australia 2012 – Niraj Sharma
Ram Kumar Shrestha – Lumbini-Kapilvastu Day Movement Global Coordinator
Indu Nishani Nanayakkara, Sri Lanka

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