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      05-06-2016 07:14 PM #1
      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/ar...ts-reveal.html

      A further review of more than 500,000 participants also found that those with a very low meat intake had a decreased risk of 25 per cent to nearly 50 per cent of all-cause mortality compared with those with a high meat intake.
      Disclaimer; not a vegetarian here.

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      05-07-2016 10:10 AM #2
      I would bet that has to do with the fact that vegetarians tend to be very selective about what they eat and when they do, they don't eat as much as those who have meat in their diet.

      They also tend to exercise more.

      At the same time, there are plenty of meat eaters, who look after themselves and are quite healthy.


      Also, worth keeping in mind that this "article" comes from Daily Mail.
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      05-07-2016 01:17 PM #3
      I agree; it is more a package.

      BTW, Daily Mail didn't make that study, but "Journal of the American Osteopathic Association" isn't necessary better.

      Also in the same article;

      Physicians from the Mayo Clinic in Arizona analysed six studies that showed the effects of meat and vegetarian diets on mortality.
      Primary care physicians were then given evidence-based guidance about whether they should discourage patients from eating meat.

      Their recommendation was that physicians should advise patients to limit animal products when possible and consume more plants than meat.
      Fair enough.

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      05-09-2016 10:34 AM #4
      I wonder how many breaditarians were included in the study.

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      05-09-2016 02:10 PM #5
      So missing out on some of the best things in life for 17 years adds 3 years? Seems like a poor trade off to me. You can keep your 3 years.

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      05-09-2016 06:49 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by Papa Dras View Post
      So missing out on some of the best things in life for 17 years adds 3 years? Seems like a poor trade off to me. You can keep your 3 years.
      Define "best things".

      As a child, I couldn't stand eating meat, so to me not having my parents trying to stuff me with it, would be the best thing.

      Humans don't need that much protein anyway.
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      05-09-2016 09:43 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by J-Tim View Post

      Humans don't need that much protein anyway.
      Indeed, only a few "essential ones" can't be synthesized by the body - most CAN.

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      05-10-2016 02:20 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by J-Tim View Post
      Define "best things".
      Things that previously went moo and cluck.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Papa Dras View Post
      Things that previously went moo and cluck.
      oink isn't bad either

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      05-10-2016 04:27 PM #10
      or baaa.

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      05-12-2016 10:17 AM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by Papa Dras View Post
      So missing out on some of the best things in life for 17 years adds 3 years? Seems like a poor trade off to me. You can keep your 3 years.

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      08-07-2016 12:53 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by Papa Dras View Post
      So missing out on some of the best things in life for 17 years adds 3 years? Seems like a poor trade off to me. You can keep your 3 years.
      Yup - those last 3 years suck anyway. Live fast, die young and leave a beautiful corpse.

      Eat it, drink it, smoke it. You WILL NOT regret it. And this way you won't out-live your retirement $$$.

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      08-10-2016 01:16 AM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by Papa Dras View Post
      Things that previously went moo and cluck.
      Sorry buddy, I ain't eating creatures that can demonstrate feelings such as compassion and mourn their dead.
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      08-10-2016 07:32 PM #14
      The next time I see a cow at a wake I'll give a ****.

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      08-10-2016 11:12 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by Papa Dras View Post
      The next time I see a cow at a wake I'll give a ****.
      I've seen cows cry because their calves were taken away so the mother would continue producing milk.

      That was a breaking point for me
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      08-15-2016 10:49 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by J-Tim View Post
      I've seen cows cry because their calves were taken away so the mother would continue producing milk.

      That was a breaking point for me
      Actually, I felt worse about the sh*t that can be found in the chopped steak and burgers.

      We started eating veggie patties in our hamburgers at home. This a few other things. I still eat meat, cheese and eggs but much less than before.

      Result; my total cholesterol is now at 156 and keeps going down. Most maximum recommended is 200. But 1/3 of cardiac attacks happen to people within 150-200. A lot of people think that 200 is still too high. Cardiac attacks are almost non-existent for people under 150.

      And recently we heard that average North American gained 15lbs in the last 20 years! Just like that for nothing. The average man now weights 196lbs!!!!

      http://www.kztv10.com/story/32624027...n-20-years-ago
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