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    Nearly 1/3 Of Early Deaths Could Be Prevented By Giving Up Meat, Says Harvard


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    • The Facts:More and more evidence is emerging that highlights the tremendous benefits of adopting a plant-based diet. This lifestyle can have a drastic impact on our environment, animal welfare and our health.
    • Reflect On:What small changes could you make in your diet today to protect yourself from easily preventable diseases? Why is it that we are so addicted to meat to begin with? Have you considered at least cutting down meat intake?

    Whether it be from a place of compassion, growing concern for environmental sustainability or a more thorough understanding of what it really means to be healthy, one thing is clear — more and more people are cutting out or at least cutting back on meat and other animal products, and for good reason. Scientists from the University of Harvard have found that at least one-third of all early deaths could be prevented if everyone moved over to a vegetarian diet.
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    Dr. Walter Willett, professor of epidemiology and nutrition at Harvard Medical School says that the overwhelming evidence in regards to the benefits of a plant-based diet has been extremely underrated.Figures from the Office for National Statistics suggest that around 24 percent or, 141,000 deaths each year in Britain were entirely preventable, the majority of those numbers were due to smoking, alcohol or obesity.New figures from Harvard are now suggesting that at a minimum, 200,000 lives could be spared each year if people were to simply cut meat from their diets.While speaking at the Unite to Cure Fourth International Vatican Conference in Vatican City, Dr. Willet said, “We have just been doing some calculations looking at the question of how much could we reduce mortality shifting towards a healthy, more plant-based diet, not necessarily totally vegan, and our estimates are about one-third of deaths could be prevented.“That’s not even talking about physical activity or not smoking, and that’s all deaths, not just cancer deaths. That’s probably an underestimate as well as that doesn’t take into account the fact that obesity is important and we control for obesity.
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    “When we start to look at it we see that healthy diet is related to a lower risk of almost everything that we look at. Perhaps not too surprising because everything in the body is connected by the same underlying processes.”Another speaker at the conference, British-born Professor, David Jenkins of the University of Toronto, credited with developing the glycemic index, which outlines how carbohydrates impact blood sugar, also told the conference that the benefits of a plant-based diet have been ‘undersold.’According to Jenkins, humans would do better by following a “simiam” diet, similar to that of lowland gorillas who eat stems, leaves, vines, and fruits compared to the increasingly popular “paleo” diet, which cuts out carbohydrates and encourages regular consumption of meat.












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    read the transcript or listen to the podcast, Shub. An oldie, what has changed? ;

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    Why can't you keep all this bullshit in one thread Shub?
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    Quote Originally Posted by festeringZit View Post
    Why can't you keep all this bullshit in one thread Shub?


    Because you contaminated the previous one
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricboff View Post
    read the transcript or listen to the podcast, Shub. An oldie, what has changed? ;

    https://chriskresser.com/does-red-me...risk-of-death/

    stay well

    shocking, the facts are so distorted and even incredibly easy to debunk in many cases (like the study often cited using a vegan tribe), but I just don't care to



    PS: the results for the vegan tribe are probably accurate, it's the comparison to the general population that gets totally distorted
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    American diet is garbage so a lot of modifications would significantly curtail early deaths. Going plant-based would be 1 of them.
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    Just mowed down an equivalent to a side of beef at a Brazilian steak house. Dadgum it was good
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    Unless you have heart disease I see no reason to go vegan.
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    the Vegan tribe study cited in most these Vegan articles is flawed because (off the top of my head)

    1) Vegans do not tend to be obese, that's true, and obesity shortens life (not red meat)
    2) did not live in poor urban areas, a variable that extends life
    3) were married, a variable that extends life
    4) lived in a safe tranquil environment, a variable that extends life
    5) were not risk takes, a variable that extends life
    6) did not drink alcohol, a variable that extends life
    7) did not consume recreational drugs, a variable that extends life

    It's more about a lifestyle than a diet.

    Obesity kills, but most of the people that consume meats are not obese. Stated differently, you can consume red meat AND be healthy and not be obese

    And all the variables cited above are not harmful to most people in moderation, it's the EXCESS THAT KILLS
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    Most studies like this are completely flawed as they often look at extremes. I've been in the health and wellness industry for 18 years and can't tell you how many of these types of studies I've been exposed to that are just nonsense (and clearly driven by people with an agenda). I remember all the talk about 7th day adventist and their diets. And then it was discovered they drank copious amount of water and that attributed to blood thinning which related to the fact that their blood pressure reading were lower than most. I was recently at a lecture discussing conventional vs organic foods. Unfortunately, the presenter could only get through about 1/2 of the material because she kept getting interrupted by the fucking food militants who were getting angry when they were exposed to things that didn't agree with their cult beliefs. They blew a fuse when they were told that the world would be in an absolute famine if all the farms went completely organic as the yields weren't remotely close to what conventional farms could produce. Between that and the gluten free bullshit (which was started by of all people, Gweneth Paltrow...someone who doesn't know shit about nutition), I've had it up to here with people and their misguided beliefs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by festeringZit View Post
    Why can't you keep all this bullshit in one thread Shub?
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    Because you contaminated the previous one

    Ha ha!!

    A rather pleasant exchange.
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    Shub is harmless but damn when he starts threads like this it really makes me want to go down and get a real nice cut of USDA Prime sirloin or NY strip and grill out!
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