A new study found that a vegetarian diet can help you have lower chances of having a stroke. A group of researchers from Tzu Chi University in Hualien, Taiwan led by Dr. Chin-Lon Lin, handled the study with 13,000 volunteers from Buddhist communities. The team recorded the participants’ medical history and lifestyle and followed them in an average of 6 to 9 years. 30% of the volunteers were vegetarians who ate fruits and vegetables. The end of the study concluded that the vegetarians among the volunteers had a 48% lower risk of overall stroke considering all the risk factors of the participants aged 50 years old.