Eating meat and dairy may be just as bad for health as smoking, study says It’s no secret that eating a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and other plant-based foods is good for our health – whether we’re young or in our senior years. In just the past couple of years alone, as delicious vegan options keep sprouting …
Could meat be the new smoking? Will we someday have school programs dedicated to warning children about the health hazards of eating meat — similar to those that currently warn about the effects of smoking? That day might not be too far away.
In a new video, posted on one of our favorite websites, NutritionFacts.org, Dr. Michael Greger discusses the details of a competing risk analysis from a Harvard Nurse’s Health Study on women’s health.
Among other important topics, the review compares the dangers of smoking to the dangers of eating animal products. The results?
According to the study, the number one single cause
of death was heart disease, and dietary cholesterol consumption was a
significant risk factor for death. The second leading cause of death was from smoking-related cancer.