Not that we needed yet another reason to abstain from the eating of animals, but a
new study out of France is offering one more. Their research suggests that eating animal protein is linked to inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
According to the information:
Inflammatory bowel disease is a collective term for diseases characterized by severe inflammation in the digestive system such as ulcerative colitis, which typically only affects the colon, and Crohn's disease, which can attack the entire digestive tract. IBD, which affects about one in 500 people, has become much more common since World War II, Carbonnel and his colleagues note. The reasons behind the increase are still unclear.
Could it be that since WWII meat consumption has rapidly increased? In fact, according to the Humane Society of the United States, in 1950 the average person was eating around 144 pounds of meat per year. By 2007 that number had increased to 222 pounds per person, per year (see full report).
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