|How Not to Die|
Best-Selling Book by
Michael Greger, MD
Living to 100
Do you want to live to be 100 years old? Or, at least, do you want to potentially extend your lifespan and improve the quality of your health and life, especially in your later years, by lowering your risks for cancer and other chronic diseases?
Animal Protein and Cancer Risk
This recent video from Dr. Michael Greger, M.D., author of the best-selling book, How Not to Die, summarizes the latest studies and scientific research on consuming animal protein versus plant protein and its associations with mortality rates.
Dr. Greger does not advocate cigarette smoking. The comparison of the effects on health from eating animal protein (i.e., meat and dairy) to the effects on health from cigarette smoking, including second-hand smoke, was actually taken from a press release sent out by USC University of Southern California, titled "Meat and Cheese may be as Bad as Smoking - Eating Animal Proteins During Middle Age Makes You a Candidate for Cancer."
The USC press release begins with “That chicken wing you’re eating could be as deadly as a cigarette,” and then goes on to explain explained that eating a diet rich in animal proteins during middle age makes you four times more likely to die from cancer than someone with a low-protein diet—a mortality risk factor comparable to smoking cigarettes.
Dr. Greger adds that, "when they say low protein diet, what they actually mean is just getting the recommended amount of protein."
To view this video on Dr. Greger's website, NutrionFacts.org, including the transcript, sources cited and related topics, please visit: Animal Protein Compared to Cigarette Smoking (NutritionFacts.org)
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