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Study: Vegetarians Less Healthy than Meat Eaters

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According to the study, those who abstain from meat are "less healthy (in terms of cancer, allergies, and mental health disorders), have a lower quality of life, and also require more medical treatment."

Vegetarians were twice as likely to have atopy (allergies), a 50 percent increase in cancer and a 50 percent increase in heart attacks. They also drank less alcohol.

This is not the first time counter-intuitive research has shown the negative effects of consuming a meat-free diet.

In 2010 the WHO published a study where 30,604 people were followed for an average of 8.7 years on their fruit and vegetable consumption. Those who consumed the recommended 5 pieces of fruit and vegetables a day did not have less cancer nor enjoyed better health. They were even forced to conclude the opposite.

"A very small inverse association between intake of total fruits and vegetables and cancer risk was observed in this study."

This study even concluded that a "..growing body of epidemiological, clinical and experimental evidence suggesting that regular cheese intake may reduce the risk of cardiovascular outcomes."

On alcohol those who drink moderately have far lower levels of heart disease and consequently live longer than tee totallers.

The WHO's study into passive smoking also found no statistical significant correlation with lung cancer and heart disease. Astonishingly the only subset section of information was that children exposed to tobacco smoke have a statistically significant 22 percent reduction in lung cancer in later life.

Many will be surprised and even disappointed at the findings of the University of Gratz's study. However there is plenty of evidence that what we are being told on health at best not evidence based and at worst blatant misleading.



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Vegetarian


old Indian word meaning " bad hunter".


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On alcohol those who drink moderately have far lower levels of heart disease and consequently live longer than tee totallers.


As Willie Nelson said, "There's more old drunks than there are old doctors..."


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Mo Jeaux
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Post this on the F&D board. You may get some angry responses.

Every vegetarian I've known has been pretty out of shape, with a pot belly that comes from stuffing themselves with carbs to stay full (anecdotal I know).
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April fools ?


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Vegetarians Less Healthy than Meat Eaters

Woo Hoo!!! I'm having a steak tonight with a potato...screw the broccoli.


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Mo Jeaux
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April fools ?


Don't know. The study itself is dated February 2014.


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Sentrius
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Forwarded this to my vegetarian cousin.

This cousin of mine will be in for a rude awakening one day.


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Y.A. Tittle
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Post this on the F&D board. You may get some angry responses.


Doubtful. I'm not aware of any vegetarians there.


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I don't eat a lot of beef, but I can't imagine being a vegetarian.

And, I guess I need to work alcohol back into my diet.


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Wtodd
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Vegetarian

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old Indian word meaning " bad hunter"



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lsunurse
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I believe it. I think getting protein from actual meat sources is important. We weren't meant to just eat vegetables and fruit.


Sentrius
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But think of those poor animals!

Seriously, animals eat other animals all the time, it was the way nature is intended to be and is the nautral order.


lsunurse
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Exactly. Imagine how sick Mike the Tiger would get if they only gave him veggies and fruits and tofu.


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DosManos
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We weren't meant to just eat vegetables and fruit.

And a vegetarian will say the exact opposite.
But I agree with you. There's a theory that says humans developed large brains because we started eating meat. Or something like that.


Peazey
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If God had meant for us to be vegetarians, He wouldn't have made beef so delicious.


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Vegetarians are stupid as hell.


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Peazey
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And a vegetarian will say the exact opposite


Really I think that all you have to do is look at our teeth. What does the structure suggest as our natural diet?


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Really I think that all you have to do is look at our teeth. What does the structure suggest as our natural diet?



Exactly. The human body was designed as a omnivore.


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LSUZombie
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I've met many fat vegetarians.

They would eat loads of pasta, rice, pastries, and sweets and claim it was healthier because they weren't eating meat or dairy.

Just had to

That said I work with someone who is a vegetarian and eats seafood (pescatarian?) and she is super healthy. At age 62, she is cycling, kayaking, and does some intense yoga I can't pronounce. But she clearly eats well and avoids excessive amounts of carbs.
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