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Thursday, June 06, 2013

Vegetarians May Live Longer

http://healthland.time.com/2013/06/04/vegetarians-may-live-longer/#ixzz2VR5SEy8g

In one of the largest studies to date, researchers from Loma Linda University in California report that vegetarians outlast meat eaters.

Among a group of 70,000 participants, researchers determined that vegetarians had a 12% lower risk of death compared with nonvegetarians. The effect held true for other specific vegetarian diets, according to the study, which is published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. For instance, vegans also had a lower risk of death compared to nonvegetarians.



I love this sentence: "Among a group of 70,000 participants, researchers determined that vegetarians had a 12% lower risk of death compared with nonvegetarians.: - hmmm - last I heard we all have a 100% risk of death! What these "studies" miss is the obvious fact that most all "vegetarians" are "health nuts" - in other words they exercise and eat right all around - whereas the meat eaters include the majority of people who are sedentary and eat like crap. Also all the studies about red meat being so bad for you are including meats preserved with sodium nitrate - the real culprit in heart disease - it is not the meat - it is what we add to the meat!
We also know that there are studies that show the vegetarian and vegan diets are not healthy at all:

http://www.opposingviews.com/i/eating-vegan-diet-bad-for-your-heart

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,422767,00.html

 but when it comes down to it for Catholics - the Church has spoken:

Creed of the Council of Toledo - AD400

"If anyone says or believes that the flesh of birds or of animals, which has been given for food, not only ought to be abstained from for the chastising of the body, but ought to be abhorred, let him be anathema"


also from the Council of Pelegius - AD 579-590

"If anyone considers the foods of the flesh unclean, which God has given for the use of men; and not for the affliction of his body, but as if he thought it unclean, so abstains from these that he does not taste vegetables cooked with meats, just as Manichaeus and Priscillian have said, let him be anathema"

These two councils clearly state that anyone who thinks that eating meat should be abhorred (due to hurting the poor little animals) or that it is bad for your health in and of itself are "anathema" - separated from God and His Church.


 

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