Thursday, March 16

ARE YOU SITTING DOWN?

I hope so, because here comes some absolutely shocking news: "People who eat meat and carry on doing so put on more weight over a five year period than people who switch over to vegetarianism." A study of 22,000 people by Cancer Research UK carried out at Oxford University found that although we all put on weight as we get older, "vegetarians put on less weight than meat eaters, and vegans put on less weight than vegetarians." Meat eaters on average gained four times as much weight as vegetarians and vegans. And just to add that last coffin nail, the lead researcher specified that "contrary to current popular views that a diet low in carbohydrates and high in protein keeps weight down, we found that the lowest weight gain came in people with high intake of carbohydrate and low intake of protein." Researchers failed, however, to examine the link between high protein intake and a susceptibility to falls while slipping on ice.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love my carbohydrates!

gargirl said...

more confirmation, as if we needed any, that a vegan diet is the way to go!

Anonymous said...

A lot of vegans look sickly. The liberal movement needs strong healthy people, sure their losing weight but is that good. Please vegans eat a stick of butter once and a while. Or at least work your butt off to stay healthy. And yes I'm a vegitarian.

Molly said...

Studies like this are so frustrating. The type of meat eaters the vegetarians are held up against are likely those on a Standard American Diet, which of course is very unhealthy and often leads to obesity. It is possible to eat meat and stay at a healthy weight. I used to be vegan and I was miserable even though I stayed away from vegan junk food. I eat mostly locally raised foods now, meat once or twice a week and lots of fruits and vegetables and I feel alot better. A healthy diet is not just a simple question of whether or not you eat meat,as studies like this lead us to believe.