The Latest China Study

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The Latest China Study

“Usually, the first thing a country does in the course
of economic development is to introduce a lot of livestock.
Our data are showing that this is not a very smart move
and the Chinese are listening. They are realizing that
animal-based agriculture is not the way to go…We are
basically a vegetarian species and should be eating a
wide variety of plant food and minimizing our intake of
animal foods…Once people start introducing animal
products into their diet, that’s when the mischief starts.”
T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D.

Nutrition & Metabolism is a British peer-reviewed
scientific journal which (according to their website)

“…publishes content focused on the integration of
nutrition, exercise physiology, clinical investigations,
and molecular and cellular biochemistry of metabolism.”

The September 19, 2011 issue of Nutrition & Metabolism
includes an study that analyzed the thickness and
integrity of the carotid artery in 171 vegetarian males
and compared them to the carotid arteries of 129 meat
eating age-related males (the control group). The
researchers also factored in the length of time
that their vegetarian subjects ate a plant based diet.

Tests measuring the thickness of arterial walls have
been used to determine and predict future cardiovascular risk.
The researchers concluded that vegetarians experience:

“A decrease in multiple cardiovascular risk factors such
as a decrease in body mass index, blood pressure and lipid
profile was associated with vegetarian diet. Moreover,
taking a low-calorie, low-protein, or vegetarian diet might
have great beneficial effects on arterial wall thickness through
improved lipid profile, and the beneficial effects appeared
to be correlated with the duration of vegetarian diet.”

Robert Cohen