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Why wasn’t this study about health and the vegetarian lifestyle reported?

As one of a great many who enjoy eating tasty animals, I’m surprised this story about how the vegetarian lifestyle is less healthy wasn’t widely reported:

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.”

Why are vegetarians special?

People bow down and genuflect in their presence. I am diabetic, but I still have to explain every time I turn down a cake or something that the sugar rush is a bit too much.

People still think I should eat the cake at the work morning tea despite the fact I tell them every time we have a morning tea that I can’t eat cakes because I’m diabetic. Few, if any, listen to my suggestions of putting on more fruit at work morning teas. An important part of controlling diabetes is maintaining dietary vigilance.

I am not diabetic by choice. Vegetarians are vegetarians by choice. They get far more respect than I do for having to turn away food offered in good cheer.

What annoys me is people apologise to vegetarians when they are offered the meat. People are far less deferential to diabetics were they offer them sweet foods we would love to eat but for a chronic debilitating illness.

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