I'm really confused about being a vegan and living longer. It obviously seems to reduce your chance of nearly every type of cancer by quite a bit, as well as heart disease by quite a bit, but I was reading some research that said vegans don't actually live longer.
I'm not sure who to trust. How can vegans not live longer despite having better blood pressure, cholesterol, fewer bone fractures, higher anti-oxidant intake, etc..?!
Is it that they live the same but have more disease free years?
Is the data wrong? Do vegans live longer?
Is there not enough research in the area?
If vegans aren't dying of heart disease and cancer, then what does kill them?
(BTW, 5 month vegetarian, 1 month vegan here - loving everything about it too)