Meat-Eaters Gain Weight
A new study confirms that meat-eating encourages weight gain.
Researchers from the American Cancer Society studied 79,236 young and middle-aged men and women, measuring their diets in 1982 and again in 1992. Those who ate more than three servings of meat per week were much more likely to gain weight as the years went by, compared to those who tended to avoid meat.
Previous studies have shown that people who switch to a vegetarian diet become, on average, about 10 percent leaner.
Part of the problem with meats is their fat content; even skinless chicken breast is 20 percent fat. But meats are also very high in protein and have no complex carbohydrate or fiber. High-protein, low-carb diets tend to inactivate thyroid hormone, which, in turn, may lead to weight gain.
SOURCE: www.pcrm.org, 1998
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