Are vegetarians healthier than the rest of us

Most research indicates that they are, according to Marion Nestle, PhD, professor of nutrition at New York University. But is it the absence of meat, or just the fact that vegetarians eat more produce, which is linked to lower rates of cancer, obesity, and heart disease? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 87 percent of American men don’t consume the USDA’s recommended five or more servings a day. Even adding just a few vegetarian foods to your diet could significantly lower your cholesterol levels, according to researchers at St.