Oxford Agrees: Cut Out Meat for Life

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A new Oxford University study reinforces what we’ve been saying for some time now: Cutting your meat and dairy intake can improve your health—and quite possibly save your life. Indeed, the report found that even if Britons simply lowered their meat consumption to three servings per week, about 45,000 fewer of them would die each year from heart disease, cancer, and strokes. And that doesn’t even take into account the more than 1 billion animals who are killed for food each year in the U.K., most of whom would be spared if the nation’s citizens heeded the warnings of the study and cut their intake of meat and dairy products.

Of course, no matter which side of the Atlantic you’re on, you don’t have to wait for your fellow citizens to go vegetarian en masse—you can improve your own health and save thousands of animals’ lives just by switching to a plant-centered (or “-centred,” for you Brits) diet. Click here for more on why and how to go vegan.

Written by Jeff Mackey

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