Eat More Plants

 

The authors indicated that despite the robust numbers, readers should keep in mind that the associations with mortality risk were most apparent among individuals suffering from other unhealthy habits.  Song and colleagues also pointed out that that the decrease in mortality risk caused by swapping out animal protein for plant protein had the most influence on those who were swapping out processed red meat as opposed to poultry and/or fish.  In terms of the individual effects of different types of animal protein sources, it was apparent that those who led unhealthy lifestyles were more likely to eat red meat, and those who led healthy lifestyles were more likely to eat fish or poultry.

Source: Study: For Long Life, Choose Beans Over Burgers | Medpage Today