A recent study has found that meat intake increases your chances of dying.
Mortality levels are higher for those who eat meat than those who are on a vegetarian diet. Physicians are now lending their patients guidance regarding the limitation of animal flesh and the consumption of plants and fresh produce.
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This information is not new. Scientists and lay people have both known for ages that your diet determines whether you catch the degenerative diseases of civilization or not. It can either promote health or cause great harm depending on its content.
Since care is better than cure, this shift away from a meat-centric diet to a plant-centric diet may well be a hallmark of the coming of age of preventative medicine.
The data for the populations of the United States and Europe had marked differences between them. The mortality rates increased incrementally with the smallest rises in intake of red meat which was the main offending agent in the diet.
A 2014 study showed that a diet rich in processed meats such as bacon, sausage, salami, hot dogs and ham was inimical to overall health. It increased your chances of ending up six feet under.
Even unprocessed meat caused mortality levels to skyrocket. Such supposedly healthy choices as uncured, unsalted beef, pork, lamb or even game meat was liable to cause health problems somewhere down the line.
Many studies corroborate this finding. Both CV disease and ischemic heart disease were associated with the excessive consumption of meat. Over 1.5 million people got examined and observed in the study.
Meat contains carcinogens when it is cooked and it also speeds up the aging process. Plants on the contrary had a salubrious effect on the body and kept consumers evergreen as far as their health status was concerned.
Vegetarians also generally lived 3.5 years longer than meat-eaters. This finding holds great significance for how we ought to go about the business of eating in our daily lives.
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This new study got published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association (JAOA).