Study Proves Meat-Eaters Are More Healthy Than Vegetarians
The Mooch will be beside herself when she learns of the results of this research. A study, conducted at the University of Graz, Austria, ...
The Mooch will be beside herself when she learns of the results of this research. A study, conducted at the University of Graz, Austria, determined that vegetarians are less healthy and their quality of life is not as good as those who eat meat.
The study reported their findings saying that 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.”
Allergies are twice as common in vegetarians, with cancer and heart attacks having a fifty percent higher incidence than their carnivorous counterparts. Meat eaters were also found to drink less alcohol.
While important, these results and determinations are not unique. In 2010 the World Health Organization studied 30,604 people for an average of 8.7 years, tracking their diets and focusing particularly upon their fruit and vegetable consumption. The common assumption that a fruit and vegetable diet held fewer health risks was not supported by their research.
In fact, in some ways the opposite conclusions were drawn. They reported “A very small inverse association between intake of total fruits and vegetables and cancer risk was observed in this study.”
The study also broke with traditional theory in noting a “growing body of epidemiological, clinical and experimental evidence suggesting that regular cheese intake may reduce the risk of cardiovascular outcomes.”
The study also indicated that moderate alcohol consumption resulted in reduced incidences of heart disease versus abstinence.
Another popular and widely held belief, that of the link between second-hand smoke and cancer was dismissed by the WHO’s study. Passive smoking was determined to have no statistically significant correlation with lung cancer and heart disease.
One area of the study did find a correlation between second-hand smoke and cancer as a result of childhood exposure with surprising results which were the opposite of what would be expected. Unbelievably, children exposed to cigarette smoke were found to have a 22 percent reduction in the rate of lung cancer as adults.
Beef, cheese, wine and cigars; Not only good, but good for you.