Today is World Cancer Day, an opportunity to raise awareness about the causes of cancer, which is still one of Britains’ biggest killers. In an article in the Independent today, Dr Neal Barnard, President of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, explains that eating meat is up there with smoking as a lifestyle choice that increases our risk of this devastating disease.
Going vegan is one of the most effective ways to protect our health – here are some key points from Dr Barnard’s article that explain why:
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It’s shocking to see a baby puffing away on a cigar – just as it would be shocking to see a kid swigging a beer or sipping a cocktail. We all know that these substances are no good for our children’s health. But why isn’t the world equally disturbed by the sight of a child tucking into a Big Mac or a chicken drumstick?
Like smoking, eating meat increases the risk of heart disease and some forms of cancer. Animal products are loaded with artery-clogging saturated fat and cholesterol, and eating … Read more.
Here’s a sobering fact: heart disease is the single biggest killer of men. That’s right – more deadly than car crashes and cancer, heart disease is the number-one cause of premature death among men in the UK. Why are we telling you this? Because you can help prevent the vast majority of cardiovascular diseases – and other degenerative illnesses, for that matter – simply by adopting a plant-based diet.
Today marks the start of Men’s Health Week, a week designed to get men to start thinking seriously about their health, well-being … Read more.
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The following post originally appeared in The PETA Files:
The year has not started well for South Africa’s rhinos. Five of the animals have already been killed since New Year’s Day, and if the recent past is any indication, many more victims will follow.
Overall, it has been an atrocious few years for South Africa’s rhinos. Poachers in the country continue to illegally slaughter an alarming number of the animals. Last year alone, 333 rhinos were murdered in South Africa, including 10 critically endangered black rhinos… Read more.