Here’s something to consider: All the stats show in study after study vegetarians and vegans (non-meat or animal product eaters) tend to be healthier than meat eaters, particularly when it comes to heart health. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
- Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States.1 People of all ages and backgrounds can get the condition.
- In 2008, over 616,000 people died of heart disease. Heart disease caused almost 25% of deaths—almost one in every four—in the United States.
- Heart disease is the leading cause of death for people of most ethnicities in the United States, including African Americans, Hispanics, and whites. For American Indians or Alaska Natives and Asians or Pacific Islanders, heart disease is second only to cancer.
- Inactivity is the biggest risk factor in heart disease. So let’s get to exercising people!
Also, the victims seem to be getting younger. Heavy D was found to have been suffering from heart disease, which could have been a contributing factor in his death. He died at 44 years old and likely had heart disease for a while.
You can buy a lot of stuff, but you can’t buy good health!