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Meet Your Meat-Induced Allergies

Written by PETA | March 4, 2010
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As if heart disease, cancer, strokes, and diabetes weren’t enough, we’ve just learned of another shocking health fact that will have you replacing the flesh on your fork. Meat is linked to anaphylactic shock.

Researchers from the University of Virginia, the University of Tennessee, and the John James Medical Centre in Australia recently discovered that meat allergies may be much more common than we once thought. The scientists examined 60 patients who suffered from recurring cases of unexplained anaphylaxis and found that nearly half of those people were actually reacting to a carbohydrate in meat. Symptoms of the meat-induced allergy don’t appear until hours after eating, making the dangerous reaction difficult to trace.

A potentially deadly allergic reaction that’s almost impossible to trace? Sounds like an easy path to an early grave. But even if you’re not allergic to meat, we’d like to let you in on a secret to a longer, healthier life. Give your body a break and start eating a cruelty-free diet.

Written by Logan Scherer

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  • Randy says:

    It’s not like this is something limited to meattree nuts are such common triggers of anaphylactic shock that even if a product contains no tree nuts but is made on the same equipment as something that has tree nuts then it’s required by law that the food has to be labeled.

  • Laura says:

    That is so true meat leads to all the main diseases we have in the U.S today and it is sick because some people know about what it does but yet still eat it! Like how much evidence do you need dude? A vegan lifestyle is definitely the right way to go! People need to open there eyes and stop feeding it to themselves and they’re kids. Poor things.. Well I’m glad I’m vegan! But i try to help out people around me to make better food choices. We are what we eat! and who wants to be a dead diseased scared pig? EW!!! not me

  • Kika says:

    I’m sure it’s linked to even more heath issues. It’s pretty clear in causation to bowel cancer. Meat is just so unnecessary. We’re not cavemen anymore… !

  • Rad_Rosa89 says:

    Blah! I’m so happy I don’t eat meat.

  • moo.lennon. says:

    wow..now i have something else to brag about at school to meateaters!”u can die easier than me!”hee hee.

  • Andre Inglis says:

    Meat is harmful on so many levels. How many health threats are there that can we say about meat alternatives such as whole grains nuts seeds legumes…? How many benefits are there to eating meat as opposed to eating the foods mentioned above? Clearly a vegan diet is the way to go.

  • amy says:

    Ugh that picture is so disgusting! I can’t believe people eat that junk. No wonder people get so many crazy diseases and stuff!

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