Long-term vegetarians have low oxidative stress, body fat, and cholesterol levels.

​Reduced oxidative stress levels, low body fat, enhance antioxidant capacity, and improved lipid profile are associated with individuals on vegetarian diets.

This study assessed the effect of vegetarian diets on the oxidative stress levels, antioxidant status and lipid profile in men and women. Researchers assessed the biomarkers of antioxidant capacity, lipid profile, and oxidative stress in 45 individuals on vegetarian diets for a minimum of 15 years and 30 persons on omnivorous diets.

Researchers found out that vegetarians had lower body fat, oxidative stress, total cholesterol concentrations, and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels than omnivores. The findings of this study indicate that habitual consumption of vegetarian diets may reduce the oxidative stress levels and improve the lipid profile of individuals.

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