Jul 23, 2013

Is That So?

"[It's a] myth [that] people who eat vegetarian diets are healthier than people who eat meat." (National Cattlemen's Beef Association, displayed on the Web site of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association in 2001)

"Studies indicate that vegetarians often have Lower morbidity and mortality rates...Not only is mortality from coronary artery disease lower in vegetarians than in non-vegetarians, but vegetarian diets have also been successful in arresting coronary artery disease. Scientific data suggest positive relationships between a vegetarian diet and reduced risk for...obesity, coronary artery disease, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, and some types of cancer." (American Dietetic Association Position Paper on Vegetarian Diets, Journal of the American Dietetic Association 97 (1997):1317-21)
(The Food Revolution: how your diet can help save your life and our world, by John Robbins)