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LES CAUSES ALIMENTAIRES DES MALADIES..
CANCER DIABETE ALZHEIMER... DUES A LA VIANDE ET AU SUCRE
le Senate Republicans work to repeal the Affordable Care Act,
the future of health insurance in our country remains unknown. But what
we do know is that chronic diseases and conditions continue to be the leading cause of disability and death and claim 90 percent of the US health care spending. And many of those diseases and conditions are linked to our food choices.
As per capita gross domestic product increases around the world, we are witnessing an increase in the per capita dietary demand for meat and empty calories (such as from refined sugars and refined animal fats). Along with this shift has come rising rates
of chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes,
and Alzheimer’s. Together they account for seven out of 10 deaths
We know that many chronic diseases can be prevented, or at least
effectively treated or reversed, with dietary and lifestyle
changes—namely eating less meat and fewer processed foods. But instead
of spending our health care dollars preventing these diseases, we’re
merely mitigating their symptoms and controlling their progression.
Take, for example, the powerful effects of dietary choices on the top two leading global causes of death
from non-contagious diseases in 2015: cardiovascular disease (which
includes coronary artery disease, heart attack, and stroke) and cancer.
While technological advances have led to many saved lives from such
emergency situations as heart attacks and strokes, we should take a
moment to realize that these medical technologies do not address the
root of the problem....
In a large study that enrolled more than 44,000 people
and followed them for about 11 years, vegetarians (people who did not
eat meat or fish) had a 32 percent lower risk of developing coronary
artery disease. Importantly, this lower risk was seen even after taking
smoking and physical activity level out of the equation.
For people who already have coronary artery disease, switching to a
plant-centric diet improves their outcomes. A randomized, controlled
trial found that a program of lifestyle changes that included a
vegetarian diet led to some reversal of the atherosclerotic narrowing of
the blood vessels supplying the heart in people with coronary artery
disease, and reduced the risk of a cardiac event by almost 2.5 times.