Semi-vegetarians are 8% less likely to have hypertension than non-vegetarians according to the Adventist Health Study-2.
After adjusting for body mass index (BMI), semi-vegetarians had a 22% greater risk of hypertension than non-vegetarians.
In other words, the reason for the lower risk of hypertension was due to lower body weight.
Semi-vegetarians eat primarily a vegetarian diet, but occasionally eat meat, poultry or seafood.
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