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Dairy Products Linked to Parkinson's Disease

posted 6/25/07

A new study from the American Journal of Epidemiology shows that the consumption of dairy products is linked to an increased risk for Parkinsonís disease. Researchers investigated the association between dairy products and risk among 388 men and women diagnosed with Parkinsonís disease participating in the American Cancer Societyís Cancer Prevention Study II. Results showed that as dairy product consumption increased, risk for Parkinsonís also increased. Specifically, those who consumed the most dairy milk had a 70 percent greater risk for the disease.

Chen H, OíReilly E, McCullough ML, Rodriguez C, et al. Consumption of Dairy Products and Risk of Parkinsonís Disease. Am J Epidemiol. 2007;165:998-1006.

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The Meat Free Zone (MFZ) campaign is intended to make the MeatFreeZone logo as recognizable a symbol as the "Smoke Free Zone". The idea was originally conceived  when The WARM Store in Woodstock, NY, was in operation throughout the '90's (Woodstock Animal Rights Movement).  The store was truly a meat free zone as it was the first cruelty-free, Vegan, socially conscious animal rights store in the United States.  Now  that  the Vegan and Vegetarian movements have been growing so rapidly, more and more people are showing concern about the food in their diet and their overall  health and nutrition.  Many people are giving up eating fish, chicken, beef, pork (pigs ), dairy (milk, cheese, yogurt, ice cream) and eggs.  Headlines of Mad Cow disease, E-coli and salmonella are in the news with greater frequency.  Vegan and vegetarian recipe cookbooks are standard now  in all bookstores and many restaurants have added Vegan and Vegetarian options to their menus. We hope you will help us with the Meat Free Zone campaign by putting the signs up in your homes and workplaces and by spreading them to all the vegetarian and vegan restaurants that you know and frequent.  And someday we will have true "meat free zones" in establishments that serve meat.

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