While the climate alarmists and World Health Organization are screaming for people to stop eating meat, a new study suggests that vegans have a higher risk of suffering a stroke. Vegans do not eat any food item that originates from animals, including eggs, dairy and of course animal or fish protein.
Altogether, there were 2,820 cases of coronary heart disease (CHD) and 1,072 cases of stroke – including 300 haemorrhagic strokes, which happen when a weakened blood vessel bursts and bleeds into the brain.
The pescatarians were found to have a 13% lower risk of CHD than the meat-eaters, while the vegetarians and vegans had a 22% lower risk.
But those on plant-based diets had a 20% higher risk of stroke. The researchers suggested this could be linked to low vitamin B12 levels but said more studies were needed to investigate the connection.
The study was quite large, following 48,000 people for up to 18 years.
Politically sensitive researchers were quick to point out that:
[The study] cannot prove whether the effect is down to their diet or some other aspect of their lifestyle.
Diet experts said, whatever people’s dietary choice, eating a wide range of foods was best for their health.
“They looked at what people ate and followed them for years, so it’s an association, not cause-and-effect,” Dr Frankie Phillips, from the British Dietetic Association, says.
“The message, for everyone, is it makes sense to have a well-planned diet, and to eat a wide variety of foods. Meat-eaters don’t necessarily have a varied diet, because they might live on meat and potatoes for dinner every night and not have any vegetables.”
Environmentalists have been pushing new, nutritionally sketchy meat substitutes and pressuring fast food restaurants to sell their fake meat product to the public while indoctrinating folks about the dangers of meat. You can learn more about the irresponsible “meat causes cancer” scare here.