Animal Protein as Bad as Cigarettes - Mercy For Animals

Animal Protein as Bad as Cigarettes

cigarette-smash.jpgEating meat may be as bad as smoking tobacco, a new study finds. Published in “Cell Metabolism” and highlighted on CBS News, the study demonstrates the serious health implications associated with eating meat and dairy.

According to, people who eat lots of meat and dairy are “more likely to die at an earlier age,” and “middle-aged people who eat a diet high in animal proteins from milk, meat and cheese are more likely to die of cancer than someone who eats a low-protein diet.”

In fact, the study found that the participants who consumed the largest quantity of animal proteins were four times more likely to die of cancer than participants on a low-protein diet and that this increased likelihood was “similar to the cancer risk between smokers and non-smokers.”

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