Meat, Dairy, Eggs, Cancer, Heart Disease & Diabetes:
Meat, Dairy, Eggs, Cancer, Heart Disease & Diabetes.
- There is World Health Organization (WHO), Australian and internationally agreed consensus convincing scientific evidence that red meat PROBABLY DOES CAUSE and processed meat DEFINITELY DOES CAUSE colorectal cancer. This is the same level of scientific evidence (data) as tobacco and asbestos that convincingly cause lung cancer. Processed meats are classified as a Group 1 carcinogen: they definitely cause cancer.
22 experts from 10 countries reviewed 700 observational studies that tracked meat consumption and incidence of cancer. Risk of colorectal cancer can increase by 17% for every 100-gram (3.5-ounce) portion of red meat you eat on a daily basis. The WHO report has said that each 50g portion of processed meat eaten per day increases the risk of colorectal cancer by 18%. For red meat, each 100g per day probably increases the risk by about 17%.
- Red meat intake in early childhood has also been associated with increased breast cancer incidence.
- Animal fat increases the risk of pancreatic cancer.
- Dairy and animal fat probably increase the risk of prostate cancer and are implicated in increased risk of breast cancer.
- There is multiple study evidence that egg consumption increases the risk of cancer incidence and survival, and also cardiovascular disease (see below under the HEART DISEASE section). Watch video.
- Other compounds in red meat are transformed into harmful substances—during processing, cooking, and digestion. Cooking at high temperatures—grilling, frying, or broiling—generates polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and heterocyclic aromatic amines, which are carcinogens.
- Heme iron, which gives red meat its color, has multiple studied mechanisms of toxicity, increases the risk of cancer, stroke, heart disease, and metabolic syndrome. Heme iron probably causes and promotes and augments colon cancer risks and increases ‘all cause mortality’.
- World Cancer Research Fund International recommendations, and Continuous Update Project: dietary increased risks of cancer chart.
Improve your diet and health by greatly reducing, or even better, eliminating, meat, egg and dairy consumption.
Who else says that processed meat and red meat does and probably does cause cancer? All the health organizations in Australia, New Zealand, and the major English speaking countries of the world:
Rapidly increasing membership base of over 1000 organizations in more than 160 countries, represents the world’s major cancer societies, ministries of health and patient groups and includes influential policy makers, researchers and experts in cancer prevention and control. UICC also boasts more than 50 strategic partners.
Recent research has shown that, because of certain compounds it contains, even lean red meat poses health risks. Red meat consumption has also been linked to an increased risk of type 2 diabetes in addition to cardiovascular disease.
HEART DISEASE & DIABETES
The same positive changes away from a meat-based diet to a plant-based diet also conclusively lowers the risk of cardiovascular disease—the first biggest disease killer in Australia and the Western world (cancer is the second). The more plant-based the diet, the lower the risk.
- Recent and rapidly expanding research shows that carnitine, which is abundant in red meat, is converted by gut bacteria and in the liver of predominantly meat-eaters, into Trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO), a compound that causes and promotes atherosclerosis (hardening of arteries associated with cardiovascular disease), diabetes and systemic inflammation: watch video.
- TMAO from eating red meat, eggs and dairy products by predominantly meat-eaters is positively associated with and promotes cardiovascular disease and atherosclerosis, and is associated with an advanced cardiometabolic risk profile, and is an increased risk marker of diabetes and is positively associated with type 2 diabetes.
It’s Your world!
The slogan of the United Nations (UN).
You will very significantly help stop environmental destruction and have a massive positive environmental impact says the UN,
Nature – International Journal of Science, October 2018, 23 author study:
If the world wants to limit climate change, water scarcity and pollution, then we all need to embrace "flexitarian" diets, say scientists. This means eating mainly plant-based foods—only one serving of red meat a week—and is one of three key steps towards a sustainable future for all in 2050.
"We can eat a range of healthy diets but what they all have in common, according to the latest scientific evidence, is that they are all relatively plant based," said lead author Dr Marco Springmann from the University of Oxford. "You can go from a diet that has small amounts of animal products, some might call it a Mediterranean based diet, we call it a flexitarian diet, over to a pescatarian, vegetarian or vegan diet - we tried to stay with the most conservative one of these which in our view is the flexitarian one, but even this has only one serving of red meat per week."
Read more about how an animal-based diet is Eating Up The World.
More Useful and Informative links:
Uprooting the Leading Causes of Death: meat, dairy, cancer and heart disease:
How Not To Die
12 Dietary Changes that Will Lower Your Cancer Risk:
CSIRO’s best selling diet, and its cancer causing central ingredient:
“Read this book: it may save your life. And if enough people read it, it just might save the planet.” – Peter Singer, Professor of Bioethics, Princeton University
The China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted And the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss, And Long-term Health: