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Is Your Meal Malignant?

Written by PETA | July 14, 2011

The good news is that colon cancer rates are going down. The bad news is, not in Mississippi. According to a report released last week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Mississippi is the only state in the country that has not experienced a decline in colon cancer deaths in recent years. That’s why PETA is attempting to erect a billboard in the Magnolia State that brings home the link between meat consumption and cancer

Studies indicate that as little as 2 ounces of meat a day can increase your risk of developing colon cancer and that about 45 percent of colorectal cancer cases could be prevented by eating more fiber-rich fruits and vegetables and less meat.

Meat consumption is also linked to other leading killers, including heart disease, strokes, and diabetes, making meaty meals almost as hazardous to consumers they were to the animals who died for them.

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Written by Alisa Mullins

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  • clintblackx says:

    Are you kidding me? I eat meat and I don’t have cancer. Want to know something interesting? I am gluten intolerant. If I ignored this fact and kept eating wheat, I could get colon cancer or a variety of other health problems. Suppose I did go along with PETA’s way of thinking. How could I go vegan with no gluten (wheat, rye, barley, and spelt to name a few) AND not have health problems down the road from malnutrition? Also, haven’t you heard that you can get e coli from SPINACH and die much faster than you would from cancer?

  • pat says:

    You are eating (when you consume meat & fish) whatever disease that animal will be carrying God pays back cruel, selfish, unthinking, uncaring people in mysterious ways

  • kabrjo says:

    You forgot to include the dairy Jessica, which is just as bad for your health. And the reason that colon cancer rates have gone down is the public advertising to encourage people to get colonoscopies which gives a chance to prevent colon cancer by removing polyps early before we age and they turn into cancers

  • kathy says:

    @Jessica Smith, please think about your line of reasoning a little more. Even if meat consumption increased and colon cancer rates decreased, that doesn’t mean the two are connected. There are more variables. Anyway, back to the point of the article, there is scientific proof that eating meat promotes cancer.

  • Jessica Smith says:

    I don’t understand. Meat consumption per capita has increased over the past few years and colon cancer rates are going down. So meat consumption cannot be directly correlated to colon cancer.