A Quote by John Robbins on vegetarianism

Human Health

    * Number of U.S. medical schools: 125
    * Number of U.S. medical schools with a required course in nutrition: 30
    * Training in nutrition received during 4 years of medical school by average U.S. physician: 2.5 hours
    * How frequently a heart attack strikes in U.S.: Every 25 seconds
    * How frequently a heart attack kills in U.S.: Every 45 seconds
    * Risk of death from heart attack by average American man: 50%
    * Risk of death from heart attack by average American vegetarian man: 15%
    * Amount you reduce your risk of heart attack by reducing your consumption of meat, dairy products, and eggs by 100%: 90%
    * Rise in blood cholesterol from consuming 1 egg per day: 12%
    * Rise in heart attack risk from 12% rise in blood cholesterol: 24%
    * Your risk of dying of a disease caused by clogged arteries even if your blood cholesterol is "normal": over 50%
    * Your risk of dying of a disease if you do not consume saturated fat and cholesterol: 5%
    * Leading source of saturated fat and cholesterol in American diets: Meat, dairy products and eggs
    * Hollywood celebrity paid by Meat Board to tout beef as "Real food for real people": James Garner
    * Medical event experienced by James Garner in 1988: Quintuple coronary artery bypass surgery

John Robbins

Source: http://www.foodrevolution.org

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