Study: Lots of Red Meat Increases Mortality Risk
And a major new study from the National Cancer Institute has found people who eat the most red meat and the most processed meat have the highest overall risk of death from all causes, including heart disease and cancer. Researchers came to this conclusion after studying the eating habits of more than 500,000 people between the ages of fifty and seventy-one. The researchers said thousands of deaths could be prevented if people simply ate less meat.
This is, of course, old news reconfirmed by yet another study. The NCI, a U.S. government institution, has long known that animal products are a public health concern. However, while we are encouraged to quit smoking, inevitably the recommendations regarding animal products only go as far as: "simply [eat] less meat." Even as thousands are dying, vegetarianism is never represented as an option.