A large, federally funded study points to red meat as a potential risk elevator of an early death. The study consisted of more than 500,000 Americans aged 50-71. During the ten year trial period, approximately 70,000 participants died. Researchers eliminated confounding variables and found that those who consumed the most red meat were at a higher risk of dying, no matter the reason.
While experts stressed the findings didn't mean people should become vegetarian, we think people should! Study after study highlights the risks of consuming meat, dairy and eggs. Economic studies point to the monetary price paid for a diet high in animal products. While most researchers conclude that moderate consumption of meat, dairy and eggs is okay, rarely do they conclude that an excess of fruits and vegetables is a bad thing.
So why not cut the stuff out that increases health risks and focus on the foods that are optimal for human health? You've got nothing to lose and everything to gain.