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Health Quotes 7 June 2008
Here are three quotations about the dangers of eating red meat.
Actually, dairy products (milk, cheese, yogurt
) are even worse.
"If you step back and look at the data, the optimum amount of red
meat you eat should be zero."
Walter Willett, M.D., of Brigham and Women's Hospital, director of a
study that found a close correlation between red meat consumption and
"The thousands of people who have suffered food poisoning after
eating beef will, no doubt, appreciate that their beef was
aesthetically acceptable, even though it made them ill. 'Lovely to
look at, dangerous to eat' is not a standard that is likely to help
Carol Tucker Foreman, Assistant Secretary of Agriculture during the
Carter administration, commenting on the inadequacy of the U.S.
Department of Agriculture's Streamlined (Meat) Inspection System
"All red meat contains saturated fat. There is no such thing as
truly lean meat. Trimming away the edge ring of fat around a steak
really does not lower the fat content significantly. People who have
red meat (trimmed or untrimmed) as a regular feature of their diets
suffer in far greater numbers from heart attacks and strokes."
Michael Klaper, M.D.
Even though these quotations are old, they are just as true today
perhaps even more so. And with animal product consumption increasing
dramatically in countries that are copying the wests eating habits,
there is an increase in the diseases brought on by this change in diet.
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No! I see all the beauty of God's creation and I'm joyful. At the
same time, I see all the suffering and corruption going on in the
world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true
peace and compassion.
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