Monday, February 08, 2016

New study shows vegans are unhappy & sick more often

by in BEEF Daily

...A new study from the University of Graz in Austria has found that vegetarians are unhealthier and more mentally disturbed than meat lovers. 

According to the study, vegetarians are more often ill and have a lower quality of living than meat eaters. What’s more, vegetarians are more likely to have cancer and heart attacks. Even worse, they are more prone to psychological disorders than meat eaters, and are consequently, a greater burden on the health care system.

To make these conclusions, scientists evaluated date from the Austrian Health Interview Survey and European Health Interview Survey, which evaluated 1,320 people sorted into four groups including: vegetarians, meat-eaters with lots of fruits and vegetables, little meat-eaters, and big meat-eaters.

The study concluded that, “Vegetarians have twice as many allergies as big meat-eaters do (30.6% to 16.7%) and they showed 166% higher cancer rates (4.8% to 1.8%). Moreover the scientists found that vegans had a 150% higher rate of heart attacks (1.5% to 0.6%). In total the scientists looked at 18 different chronic illnesses. Compared to the big meat-eaters, vegetarians were hit harder in 14 of the 18 illnesses (78%) which included asthma, diabetes, migraines and osteoporosis.

According to the article, “In the analysis, the University of Graz found that vegetarians were also twice as likely to suffer from anxiety or depressions than big meat eaters (9.4% to 4.5%). That result was confirmed by the University of Hildesheim, which found that vegetarians suffered significantly more from depressions, anxiety, psychosomatic complaints and eating disorders. The U of Graz scientists also found that vegetarians are impacted more by illnesses and visit the doctor more frequently.”

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