In other words it tells us what some of us have always known, that vegetarians are unhealthy nutters.
The results contradict the common cliché that meat-free diets are healthier.
Vegetarians have twice as many allergies as big meat-eaters do (30.6% to 16.7%) and they showed 166% higher cancer rates (4.8% to 1.8%). Moreover the scientists found that vegans had a 150% higher rate of heart attacks (1.5% to 0.6%). In total the scientists looked at 18 different chronic illnesses.
Compared to the big meat-eaters, vegetarians were hit harder in 14 of the 18 illnesses (78%) which included asthma, diabetes, migraines and osteoporosis [1, p.4, Table 3].
While they have been quick to criticise our meat loving way of life, we in turn have noticed that vegetarians are usually thin, pale and sickly. We observe they are attracted to ‘causes’ such as animal rights and environmentalism. They promote these causes with large doses of self righteous indignation bordering on mental derangement. Their solutions are invariably prescriptive and totalitarian. They infest the ranks of climate change activists, Food Police, and Greenies.
It is therefore music to our ears to learn that vegetarians turn out to be what we have always suspected them to be. We feel vindicated. No more need to prepare a ‘vegetarian’ option for guests we don’t know. We can offer them meat safe in the knowledge that we do so because we ‘care’.
In reality that will not happen. We will continue to prepare a vegetarian option out of politeness and a desire to please our guests even if they insist on living an unhealthy lifestyle. We will not lecture them about their choice because we believe in freedom of choice and respect that people have differing opinions.
We will not go out into the streets waving banners proclaiming all vegetarians are nutters because we are sane, sensible, well balanced carnivores.