In (another) new study, vegans do not come out well.Translation: Lower BMI = skinny, poorer quality of life and increased need for healthcare = weak, 50% increase in heart attacks and cancer = sickly.
Vegetarians may have a lower BMI and drink alcohol sparingly, but vegetarian diets are tied to generally poorer health, poorer quality of life and a higher need for health care than their meat-eating counterparts.
Vegetarians were twice as likely to have allergies, a 50 percent increase in heart attacks and a 50 percent increase in incidences of cancer.
The cross-sectional study from Austrian Health Interview Survey data and published in PLos One examined participants dietary habits, demographic characteristics and general lifestyle differences.
The most significant dietary habit difference between meat-eaters and vegetarians concerned their BMI and alcohol consumption – with both being higher for those who consume meat.
In the blurb they didn't mention the other prominent features of veganism: B12 deficiency, really bad breath, rotten teeth and osteopenia. I guess they didn't want to irritate the Green Police.
|This is not healthy, and even the Buddha says its stupid.|
|Go forth and eat bacon. Mmmm, bacon....|
Update: Welcome the ravening hordes of Black Mamba and Five Feet of Fury. Have some bacon!