Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Human Health

Studies have shown that vegetarians and vegans are not only healthier than non-vegetarians; they're also less likely to be obese or suffer a heart attack.

According to The China Study, the most comprehensive study on nutrition ever conducted, people who eat animal-based foods increase their risk of certain cancers (including breast cancer), diabetes, coronary heart disease, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, kidney disease, macular degeneration and cataracts (eye problems), Alzheimer's and dementia.

Vegans, on the other hand, tend to consume less fat, more fiber, and their cholesterol levels are usually lower than their meat-eating counterparts. And vegans can get all the protein (and calcium) they need from plant sources.

“The human body has no more need for cows’ milk than it does for dogs’ milk, horses’ milk or giraffes’ milk.” - Michael Klaper, MD, author of Vegan Nutrition: Pure & Simple

"Many studies have shown that vegetarians seem to have a lower risk of obesity, coronary heart disease (which causes heart attack), high blood pressure, diabetes mellitus and some forms of cancer." - The American Heart Association

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