1. Increases the risk of cancer
Many types of canned meats and processed meats such as sausages and cold meats are a leading cause of cancer. Large studies in England and Germany show that vegetarians have a 40% lower risk of cancer than meat-eaters, the most common forms of cancer are breast, prostate, and intestinal cancer.
A 2014 Harvard University study found that eating red meat every day during adolescence will lead to an increased risk of breast cancer in premenopausal, 22% higher than adulthood.
2. Increased risk of heart disease and diabetes
Meat, some dairy products from eggs contain cholesterol and saturated fat, if consumed in large quantities will lead to heart attack, stroke, diabetes and many other cancers.
In addition, according to a study published by the American Diabetes Association, people who eat a lot of animal protein have a 22% higher risk of diabetes. Saturated fat is even associated with breast cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and cognitive decline. Fortunately, there are many sources of protein from plants that are low in saturated fat that can replace meat.
3. Meat leads to the highest risk of foodborne illness
US Department of Agriculture (USDA) reports that 70% of food poisoning is caused by contaminated meat. Bacteria such as E. Coli, Salmonella and Campylobacter cause about 76 million illnesses, 325,000 hospitalizations and 5,000 deaths in the United States each year.
Eating meat puts you at higher risk of food poisoning because animal products are often contaminated during slaughtering or processing.
4. Causing erectile dysfunction in men
Meat, eggs and some dairy products slow down blood circulation to all organs of the body. Initially, it was thought that male inability was due to anxiety, but according to the institute for erectile dysfunction, up to 90% of all impotence cases were actually contrary to psychology. This means that high cholesterol, obesity, diabetes, prostate cancer or inflammation, hormonal imbalance caused by eating meat also contribute to impotence.
5. Generate resistance to antibiotics
In some cattle farms, antibiotics are used to promote growth in livestock, keeping them healthy in poor living conditions and many pathogens. Therefore some new antibiotic resistant bacteria have developed.
Vancomycin is a drug known as a last resort to fight blood infections and pneumonia, caused by staphylococcus bacteria that are becoming obsolete, resistant bacteria that have developed in Animal animals use drugs that contain growth stimulating hormones.
6. Increased risk of premature death
According to a study of over 70,000 people published in JAMA Internal Medicine, vegetarians have a 12% lower risk of death than meat-eaters of the same age. Men who live an average of 83 years for vegetarians, 73 for non-vegetarians, women are 85 years for vegetarians, 6 times longer for non-vegetarian women.
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