Sunday, October 7, 2007

Scientific studies in the news.....

Here's some interesting studies that have just come out that challenge some of the myths put out there by pro-vegan groups. Rest assured, you won't be hearing about any of these from the ideological hacks at Physicians' Committee for Responsible Medicine, PeTA's phony medical front group.

First, a study out of the University of Hawaii published in the International Journal of Cancer has found that there is no evidence that eating lots of meat affects a man's risk for developing prostate cancer. The study was conducted on an ethnically diverse group of men and found that there was little supporting evidence that showed a relationship between meat intake and and prostate cancer risk among any of the racial/ethnic groups.

This study coming out of Australia has found that drinking milk may help stop the metastacizing of breast cancer cells into the bones. The study found that women who are calcium deficient may be at a higher risk for metastatic disease. The finding of this study were published in Cancer Research, the journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Here's some interesting studies that have just come out that challenge some of the myths put out there by pro-vegan groups"

This is actually something that should trigger a warning in anyone starting a journey into Veganism - its presented in an all consuming Utopian ideal that not only claims to effect one's diet but *everything* from "the environment" to your gut size.

Anything that claims to be so perfect or ideal for the world should be eyed with a great deal of skepticism since generally life doesn't have such neat solutions.

ardeth01 said...

First of all, your first link is dead, which may indicate the state of your brain too (all that cholesterol can do it). Secondly, MOST men, if they live long enough, get prostate cancer, no matter what they eat. My husband got it, and he happens to be a moderate meat eater. It's whether men survive prostate cancer and die of something else that is more significant, and a low-meat diet can help them do that. Thirdly, women would do better to drink soy or rice milk to get the calcium and Vitamin D they need, and protect their arteries at the same time. You can also get calcium from vegetables such as green leafies.

I find it curious (and flattering) that you're so obsessed with and intimidated by people who for ethical reasons eat vegetables instead of animals that you actually devote your blog to us. What are you so scared of?

Grizzly Bear said...

"First of all, your first link is dead, which may indicate the state of your brain too (all that cholesterol can do it)."

First of all, the link works, as I just tried tried it. Secondly, why the mindless as hominem attacks? They don't enhance your already feeble arguments any.


"Secondly, MOST men, if they live long enough, get prostate cancer, no matter what they eat."

Kind of the point of the study, huh? If that's the case, then why do AR/vegan groups, such as PeTA in their idiotic Rudy Guiliani ad, mindlessly claim that dairy and meat causes prostate cancer?


"Thirdly, women would do better to drink soy or rice milk to get the calcium and Vitamin D they need, and protect their arteries at the same time."

Is this your expert opinion? Tell us Ardeth01, are you a physician? What medical qualifications do you have to make such a recommendation? Seems to me people ought to get medical advice from their doctor, not from vegan ideologues.


"I find it curious (and flattering) that you're so obsessed with and intimidated by people who for ethical reasons eat vegetables instead of animals that you actually devote your blog to us. What are you so scared of?"


The purpose of this blog is to expose the radical agenda of the animal rights movement. I take no issue with those who are vegan for personal ethical reasons. I DO take issue with them when they spread misinformation or junk science in order to advance their agenda, use children as ideological pawns, or try to use the power of legislation or legal wrangling in order limit the choices of others. The internet is full of pro-AR blogs and websites. I started this blog to provide an alternative viewpoint to theirs. You do approve of the expression of alternative viewpoints and the free exchange of ideas, don't you are ardeth01? I must say, judging by the angry tone of your comments, it seems to be you who are troubled by the fact that this blog exists.

Anonymous said...

"Thirdly, women would do better to drink soy or rice milk to get the calcium and Vitamin D they need, and protect their arteries at the same time."

There is mounting information out there about soy and that its not all that good for you.

"I find it curious (and flattering) that you're so obsessed with and intimidated by people who for ethical reasons eat vegetables instead of animals"

I find it curious that those who claim they are vegan for "ethical" reasons have no problems making ad hominem attacks and lying to promote their agenda.