Lacto-ovo vegetarians are 43% less likely to have hypertension than non-vegetarians according to the Adventist Health Study-2.
After adjusting for body mass index (BMI), lacto-ovo vegetarians had a 14% lower risk of hypertension than non-vegetarians.
In other words, a large part of the reason for the lower risk of hypertension was due to lower body weight.
Lacto-ovo vegetarians eat vegetables, eggs, and dairy products, but who do not eat meat.
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