How to grow a vegetarian diet in New Zealand
A vegan diet could help improve public health and improve animal welfare, according to a study led by the University of Auckland.
The study, published in the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution, says there is currently no reliable way to test whether a vegan diet can improve animal health or welfare.
The main way to assess the health and welfare of animals is through their welfare and welfare is dependent on their diet, so the diet of an animal, including whether it is raised on a farm, in captivity or on an open-range farm, can have a large impact on their health.
However, it’s often not clear whether a vegetarian or vegan diet will help them in their health and wellbeing.
The team looked at the diet histories of 11,542 people aged 18 to 64 years, and found that for the majority of people, the diets of vegans and vegetarians were not different from those of omnivores.
However for those who ate more than two servings of meat a day, the vegans had the lowest rates of chronic disease and disease-related deaths.
The research also showed that the average meat-eaters had a slightly higher prevalence of high blood pressure, a lower risk of developing diabetes, higher body mass index and lower cholesterol.
The researchers also found that people who were vegetarian or vegans were at a higher risk of having heart disease, stroke, lung disease, cancer and type 2 diabetes.
It’s important to note that the researchers did not identify a single specific health benefit from eating a vegan or vegetarian diet.
The meat-eating participants had higher rates of diabetes, heart disease and stroke, but the researchers also noted that vegetarians had a lower rate of diabetes and heart disease than vegans.
The authors said the results could have important implications for the future of vegetarian diets and the health of animal-based foods, including eggs and dairy.
“Our findings suggest that the availability of vegetarian foods can be important for reducing chronic disease in the future.
For instance, vegans may be able to reduce their risk of heart disease through eating fewer meat-containing foods,” said Dr Rebecca Pritchard from the University’s Department of Veterinary and Health Sciences.”
Vegan diets may be more cost-effective and less harmful than omnivorous diets.
But they do not necessarily guarantee healthful diet for animals.”
The study also found a higher rate of obesity among vegans, but there was no clear evidence that eating more meat caused the obesity.
The results also suggest that animal welfare and environmental impact could be influenced by diet.
“We believe the findings have implications for animal welfare in New York City and beyond, as well as for the global food supply chain,” said Pritchards research co-author, Dr Sarah Wood.
“These findings also raise concerns about the health impacts of meat consumption, as vegans eat meat that is raised without antibiotics, hormone treatments and other harmful substances, and may contribute to the rise in antibiotic resistance.”
Although it is possible to reduce meat consumption in countries such as New Zealand, it is also possible to achieve a vegan lifestyle and avoid harming animals through meat-free diets.
“The researchers added that it’s important that people have access to healthy, nutritious vegetarian and vegan diets, which are free from antibiotics, antibiotics-resistant bacteria and other substances that might increase their risk for chronic disease.
The new study, funded by the Wellcome Trust and the New Zealand Department of Agriculture and Food, was conducted in New England.
More information about the research can be found at: www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nce.4160.html