The health implications of consuming animal meat are far more reaching than what most people realise and are taught through nutritional education and standard media.
In fact, while westernised dietary guidelines advocate for the consumption of animal meat several times a week, this consumption is now known to lead to type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure and obesity in humans while various forms of cancer are also linked to meat. Large studies, such as the Harvard Meat and Mortality studies involving 120,00 people, show quite clearly that red animal meat consumption in particular is associated with an increased risk of total mortality, cardiovascular disease mortality and cancer mortality—meaning a significantly shorter lifespan.
Many people may enjoy the taste and have no issue with using animals as a food source, however the nutritional and health implications in an ever growing unhealthy and disease ridden world are evident that animal meat is not good for the human body.
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