Reduce The Risk Of Every Major Chronic Disease By Eating Vegan

The leading killers in the Western world today are all caused by our diet and lifestyle decisions. Thankfully this means they can also all be prevented and reversed by avoiding animal products and processed junk foods. For a long and healthy life, focus the diet around fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and nuts.


Eating Vegan is the easiest way to avoid disease

The Research

Heart disease, obesity, diabetes, cancer, strokes, hypertension, and cholesterol all have a common enemy: the vegan diet! The purpose of this page is to accumulate and distill the scientific research about nutrition and diet and present it in easily consumable chunks that real humans can understand.

For example, often when reading scientific research I run across a sentence like this:

  • Regarding cause-specific mortality, men and women had elevated risks for cancer mortality for red (HR, 1.22 [95% CI, 1.16-1.29], and HR, 1.20 [95% CI, 1.12-1.30], respectively) and processed meat (HR, 1.12 [95% CI, 1.06-1.19], and HR, 1.11 [95% CI 1.04-1.19], respectively) intakes. Furthermore, cardiovascular disease risk was elevated for men and women in the highest quintile of red (HR, 1.27 [95% CI, 1.20-1.35], and HR, 1.50 [95% CI, 1.37-1.65], respectively) and processed meat (HR, 1.09 [95% CI, 1.03-1.15], and HR, 1.38 [95% CI, 1.26-1.51], respectively) intakes. Source

Although to most people this means nothing, it can be translated from scientist-speak to human. What it really means is:

  • People who ate the most red meat were 20% more likely to die of cancer and at least 27% more likely to die of heart disease than those who ate the least. In women who consumed the most meat, the risk of dying from cardiovascular disease was 50% higher.

Obesity, Heart Disease, Diabetes, & High Blood Pressure

The links between all of these diseases are too strong to separate, but the outcomes are impossible to ignore. A vegan diet protects against all of these deadly conditions.

The Extreme Effects of Red Meat

Processed Meats Cause Cancer

  • American Cancer Society. Known and Probable Human Carcinogens - The World Health Organization classifies processed meats like ham, hot dogs, and bacon as Group 1 Carcinogens, which means they are harmful to humans. This places processed meats in the same category as other harmful substances like Cigarettes and Plutonium.

The Links Between Dairy & Cancer

But Doesn't Dairy Protect My Bones?

Diabetes

Meat leads to diabetes and going vegan treats diabetes better than conventional medication!

Veganism is just as effective as dangerous statin drugs

The Problem With Paleo

Research suggests that Paleo and Atkins diets (low carb, high fat and high protein) help you lose weight in the short-term, but in the long-term there's is no scienitifc proof that they help people keep weight off.

  • Wang, Beydoun. Meat consumption is associated with obesity and central obesity among US adults. - There is a consistent correlation between meat consumption and obesity among U.S. adults. This may suggest diets that promote high meat consumption, such as the Atkins diet, might lead to higher BMI, waist circumference and obesity. There is no proof that the Atkins diet is effective beyond 6 months; there is no clear evidence that Atkins style diets are better than any others for helping people to loss weight; and the long-term effects on health and disease prevention are unknown