Tag Archive for 'vegetarian diet'

Vegetarian diet can reduce people’s risk of heart disease by up to a third

January 30th, 2013 by University of Oxford

The risk of hospitalisation or death from heart disease is 32% lower in vegetarians than people who eat meat and fish, according to a study from the University of Oxford. Heart disease is the single largest cause of death in developed countries, and is responsible for 65,000 deaths each year in the UK alone. The […]

Greenhouse gas emissions caused by what we eat

February 15th, 2012 by Lancaster University

The UK could considerably reduce its carbon footprint if more of us switched to a vegetarian diet, according to new research by Lancaster University. The report ‘Relative greenhouse gas impacts of realistic dietary choices’ published in the journal Energy Policy says that if everyone in the UK swapped their current eating habits for a vegetarian […]

A one tonne future

July 8th, 2011 by Thomson Reuters

An electric car, eating less meat, taking shorter showers, and local holidays helped reduce this family’s carbon emissions. Their six month trial to reduce their carbon emissions led them to go from producing on average 7 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions per person per year to 1.5 tonnes per person per year. They fell slightly […]