Say no to drugs by saying yes to more plants


“Say No to Drugs by Saying Yes to More Plants” You’ll note in this study
of 15,000 American vegetarians, not only did eating vegetarian
appear to have a favorable effect on the prevalence of allergies,
but several chronic diseases as well. This is what they referring to. After controlling for factors like
smoking rates, vegetarians were found to have significantly less
coronary artery disease, fewer strokes, less high blood pressure, less diabetes,
less diverticulosis, etc., and significantly fewer diseases overall. They also noted that the non–vegetarians
were more likely to have gone in for surgery for things as varied as
varicose veins and hemorrhoids, to even more hysterectomies, as well as more likely
to be on medications. Those eating meat had about twice the
odds of being on aspirin, sleeping pills, tranquilizers, antacids, painkillers,
blood pressure medications, laxatives, and insulin. So, if you don’t like taking drugs
or don’t like paying for drugs, we may be able to cut our odds
of needing medications in half by choosing to eat vegetarian.

4 Replies to “Say no to drugs by saying yes to more plants

  1. i guess the people with genetic dispositions to the diseases were considered in the study?  is there a controlled study for the insulin and veganism?  it's unethical to test on humans, but i am sure "we" can find oddles of suicidal people willing to give their lives to science.  some crying diabetic kid being cyberbullied. just ask the parents for her., if she is being called a fat diabetic cow, take her in, feed her a vegan diet and see if she no longer needs insulin.

    easy as that.

    and with so many miserable people out there, there will be no shortage of test subjects.  it's that or torture innocent monkies, dogs and mice(I am told dogs can be diabetic just like humans)

  2. Yet annoyingly the low carb community can find plenty of evidence to suggest Vegans don't enjoy better health than Omnivores. For example this quote from
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16441942
    "Overall, the data suggest that the health of Western vegetarians is good and similar to that of comparable non-vegetarians."
    Of course they didn't look for 'quality' of life factors, they talk mostly about vegetarianism not veganism and they really only recap on available findings in specific areas of mortality, it's not very conclusive or insightful.

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