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A study from the University of Graz says that contrary to popular opinion, vegetarian and vegan diets don’t make people healthier. In fact it found that vegetarians are ill more often, more susceptible to physical and mental disorders and generally have a lower quality of life than people who eat meat. They’re more at risk of cancer, have more heart attacks and are more likely to suffer from psychological disorders.
Vegetarians, the study found, were more than twice as likely to have allergies as meat-eaters, they were three per cent more likely to contract cancer, and a massive 150 per cent more likely to have a heart attack. Vegetarians were also hit harder by 14 of the 18 illnesses monitored in the study – which included diabetes, migraines, and osteoporosis.
originally posted by: 0racle
a reply to: TheLead
you do realise that if we became a vegan species we would have more than enough food and land because grains to feed animals and land to keep animals is
So we're not gonna have fences and the animals are just gonna leave the crops alone, we have our land they have theirs. A mutual understanding. Just wondering what number of animals of each that we decide to allow existence to? You do realize this will need to be considered now right? I would assume you've seen "humanity" in action.
Really I have no problem with people that choose to be veagan, I just despise the ones that push it (not saying that's you, just sayin')
edit on 10-8-2017 by TheLead because: (no reason given)
we found reduced rates of fast food consumption in individuals suffering from depressive disorders (1-month, 12-month as well as life-time prevalence rates). Moreover, people with a lifetime diagnosis of an anxiety disorder or somatoform disorder and syndrome also showed lower consumption of fast food.
There exists an association between creativity and major mental disorders known since antiquity. The ancient Greeks considered both as “having been touched by the gods.” Aristoteles, in his perspicacity, stated, “There is no genius without having a touch of madness.” This phenomenon has been verified repeatedly in studies in the past.
originally posted by: Deaf Alien
originally posted by: seasonal
originally posted by: 0racle
a reply to: seasonal
Oh, the depression could have nothing to do with diet though... The decision to go vegetarian could have been made because of depression. What? But the researchers did not rule out the possibility that the vegetarians’ decisions to adopt their diet could have been a symptom of depression from the start.
Only if they drink pepsi.
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They didn't rule out the possibility that the reason to not eat slaughtered animals was because of depression...
But they did rule out the possability that vegetarians have a more evolved sense of empathy for the feelings of other sentient beings, and are by nature more likely to struggle with emotions given the levels of suffering there is in this world.
Vegetarians having a more evolved sense of empathy not eating meat?
Like pro-lifers have one too?
Are you saying that pro-choice people are more happy because they eat babies?
About one in five adults in the U.S. experiences some form of mental illness each year, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness
But the researchers did not rule out the possibility that the vegetarians’ decisions to adopt their diet could have been a symptom of depression from the start.
originally posted by: SeaWorthy
The US is listed as one of the highest countries for depression and yet is one of the lowest in numbers of vegetarians.
United States 3.3% vegetarian/vegan
India is very low in depression, the higher income countries are often more depressed.