Plant-based Diets Lower Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

A 10-country study of the per capita supply of meat and other animal products (not milk) demonstrated that the higher the supply in the 5 years before diagnosis the higher the risk of Alzheimer's disease. This was correlative and could not pinpoint cause and effect. The authors suggest it might be saturated fat or the…

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Plant-based Diets Reduce Risk of Cataracts

A British study of over 27,670 participants investigating the relationship between diet and the incidence of cataracts has found a progressive decrease in cataract risk with decreasing animal product consumption.  High meat eaters defined as eating >100 grams per day (about 4 ounces) had the highest rates of cataracts compared with moderate and low meat…

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Eating Animal Protein Increases Type 2 Diabetes Risk

A 10-year European study of over 38,000 participants found that the risk of developing type 2 diabetes is increased by eating animal protein. Investigators discovered that meat, milk and cheese, and all sources of animal protein increased risk, but no risk was associated with vegetable protein from various sources. A plant-based diet has been shown to decrease the risk…

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Meat and Poultry Harbor Staph

The staphylococcus aureus bacteria (also known as Staph) is a common cause of skin infections in the United States. This germ causes painful, red, swollen boils that drain thick pus. Under some circumstances, Staph can invade deeper into the body and cause infections of internal organs, heart valves, and even death. Staph is increasingly becoming resistant to…

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Multi-drug Resistant Staph Found in Supermarket Meats

Arizona researchers purchased various cuts of meat from supermarkets in five U.S. cities, and found 47% of them contaminated with Staphylococcus aureus, a very common pathogen. Surprisingly, 96% of the staph isolates were resistant to at least one common antibiotic, and 52% were resistant to at least three that are commonly used in human and veterinary…

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Human Infections from Bambi!

Major outbreaks of illness caused by Escherichia coli serotype O157:H7 are often associated with food contaminated with bovine feces. Researchers in Missouri have found 5 patients infected with this organism from eating deer sausage produced by an unlicensed in-home processor with poor sanitation and refrigeration.PositiveTip: Hunters: Make sure to adequately refrigerate and cook your bounty to avoid illness. 

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