All you ever hear about these days is that meat is murder, but according to a new study by Oxford university, meat might actually be a life saver.
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As per the BBC, scientists at Oxford University tracked 50,000 people for 18 years and found that low intake of the vitamins from meat may cause additional risk of stroke.
You can check out all the research published in the British Medical Journal here.
The academics found that vegans and vegetarians had a 20% higher risk of stroke than meat eaters.
That is equivalent to three more cases of stroke per 1,000 people over 10 years, mainly due to a higher rate of hemorrhagic stroke – which occur when blood from an artery starts bleeding into the brain.
So there you have it. Don’t want to have a stroke? Fry up some bacon and wolf it down. Kale? Spinach? Lettuce? No thanks. Meat from the flesh of slaughtered animals is what you need if you don’t want a burst artery bleeding into your brain. There’s no arguing with science (unless it doesn’t fit my narrative).
All jokes aside, I’m sure there are a bunch of studies out there that link meat consumption to strokes, so I guess at the end of the day it’s all about making sure you acquire the right amount of vitamins best found in a balanced diet of both meat and veg. If you don’t eat meat, just make sure you’re getting those vitamins from supplements or whatever.
Oh, and whatever you do – don’t smoke.