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Health Cost of A Meat-Based Diet

Health Cost

Health Cost

Worldwide

Heart Disease: 1 trillion (US $/year)

Diabetes: 174 billion (US $/year)

United States

Colon Caner: 6.5 billion (US $/year)

Obesity: 93 billion (US $/year)

Total: 120-150 billion (US $/year)

RESOURCES:
United States Leads World Meat Stampede
(World Watch Institute)
Report Targets Costs Of Factory Farming
(Washington Post)
Putting Meat on the Table: Industrial Farm Animal Production in America(PDF)

 

Written by MEATtheFACTS.org

September 22nd, 2008 at 1:02 am

Diseases of A Meat-Based Diet

Mad Cow Diease

Mad Cow Diease

  • Heart Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Colon Cancer
  • Blue Tongue Disease
  • E Coli
  • Salmonella
  • Bird Flu
  • Mad Cow Disease
  • Pig’s Disease (PMWS)
  • Listeriosis (most deadly, and on the rise)
  • Shellfsh Poisoning
  • Pre-eclampsia (complications in pregnancy)
  • Most viruses have zoonotic origin

and more…

RESOURCES:
Various Shellfish-Associated Toxins
(US Food and Drug Administration)
Farming: Notifiable diseases
Zoonoses: Diseases
(Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs)
Meat, Pre-eclamsia, Campylobacter
(Wikipedia)
Listeria poisoning almost double
(Independent)

 

Benefits of a Vegetarian Diet

Healthy Diet

  • Lower blood pressure
  • Lower cholesterol levels
  • Reduce type 2 diabetes
  • Prevent stroke conditions
  • Reverse atherosclerosis
  • Reduce heart disease risk - 50%
  • Reduce heart surgery risk - 80%
  • Prevent many forms of cancer
  • Stronger immune system
  • Increase life expectancy up to 15 years
  • Higher IQ
RESOURCES:
Vegetarian Diets
(American Dietetic Association)
Preventive Medicine Research Institute
There Is a Cure for Diabetes The Tree of Life 21 Day Program
(DiabetesDietFood.net)
High IQ link to being vegetarian
(BBC News)

 

Written by MEATtheFACTS.org

September 22nd, 2008 at 12:16 am