As a long-time vegetarian, now vegan, I can tell you unequivocally that I did not make either of those dietary choices for my own health. It's why I rarely talk about it here at HealthyConcerns. (I do talk a lot about making that vegetarian to vegan transition here.
BUt it is certainly a nice side benefit knowing this key excerpt from a recent study:
The study of more than 90,000 women found that the more red meat the women consumed in their 20s, 30s and 40s, the greater their risk for developing breast cancer fueled by hormones in the next 12 years. Those who consumed the most red meat had nearly twice the risk of those who ate red meat infrequently.
I have eaten exactly no red meat since I was 24 years old. So this news sounds pretty good to me.
So, tell me carnivorous red meat eaters...does news like this give you pause? I ask because news like the fact that vegans can sometimes suffer from B12 deficiencies (though that's easily solved) doesn't really give me pause. So, I'm assuming the same sense of blithe disregard would apply to those who are happy with their dietary choices in the opposite direction. Is that true? Or would you change your habits based on more information (adding to that already well-known) about the health risks associated with meat-eating?