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Vegetarians Are Less Healthy And Have A Lower Quality Of Life Than Meat-Eaters, Scientists Say


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Vegetarians are less healthy than meat-eaters, a controversial study has concluded, despite drinking less, smoking less and being more physically active than their carnivorous counterparts.
A study conducted by the Medical University of Graz in Austria found that the vegetarian diet, as characterized by intake of fruits, vegetables and whole-grain products, appeared to carry elevated risks of cancer, allergies and mental health problems such as depression and anxiety.
The study used data from the Austrian Health Interview Survey to examine the dietary habits and lifestyle differences between meat-eaters and vegetarians.
The 1320 subjects were matched according to their age, sex, and socioeconomic status and included 330 vegetarians, 330 that ate meat but still a lot of fruits and vegetables, 300 normal eaters but that ate less meat, and 330 on a more meat-heavy diet.
It found that vegetarians consumed less alcohol and had lower body mass indexes, but were still in a poorer state of physical and mental health overall.
Participants who ate less meat also showed a tendency to avoid attending doctors appointment for preventative measures such as vaccines, the authors found. It concluded: "Our study has shown that Austrian adults who consume a vegetarian diet are less healthy (in terms of cancer, allergies, and mental health disorders), have a lower quality of life, and also require more medical treatment."
The study's authors have already defended the research against claims that their work is simply an advertisement for the meat industry.
Study coordinator and epidemiologist Nathalie Burkert told The Austrian Times: "We have already distanced ourselves from this claim as it is an incorrect interpretation of our data.
We did find that vegetarians suffer more from certain conditions like asthma, cancer and mental illnesses than people that eat meat as well, but we cannot say what is the cause and what is the effect.
"There needs to be further study done before this question can be answered." ]
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That's why mahaprasad was the food of the gods (hindu), and why the demi gods loved rhino and other yajnas offered to them, high level of nutrition.

Im sure your body has a lot of nutrition aswell, any chance i can chop your head tonight for a meal.

Those that know nothing about nutrition talk about meat as being the best. Did any of you know that milk is liquid meat? Do any of you know that Beans, pulses and rice make you strong, and that long term activeness increases your bodies ability to draw nutrition.

Do any of you know how poor meat is on the digestive system. Even the highly respected Dr. Bibi Manjit Kaur who has a show on Sikh Channel has no faith in meat. The key to getting strong is butter, margarine, oils, pulses, vegetables, rice and dairy products - as a minimum.

Meat only enlarges your body which in time confounds the body.

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Im sure your body has a lot of nutrition aswell, any chance i can chop your head tonight for a meal.

Cannibalism wasn't supported by the devtas, prophets, moses, jesus or mo-Ham-Mad. But they all weren't against meat.

Nor is cannibalism a feature of the primate family of species however being omnivores is, eating meat and veg.

If you are so against eating meat why do you put Singh in your name? Singh means lions and lions eat meat and only meat the veg they may have is a tiny amount and mainly for fibre they are carnivores.

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