People who ate less meat were also found to have worse health habits, like avoiding going to the doctors. We're def guilty of that.
"Our study has shown that Austrian adults who consume a vegetarian diet are less healthy (in terms of cancer, allergies, and mental health disorders), have a lower quality of life, and also require more medical treatment," the study concluded.
There were claims that the study might just be a sneaky advertisement for the meat industry, but the study coordinator and epidemiologist Nathalie Burkert was quick to shut this down:
"We have already distanced ourselves from this claim as it is an incorrect interpretation of our data. We did find that vegetarians suffer more from certain conditions like asthma, cancer and mental illnesses than people that eat meat as well, but we cannot say what is the cause and what is the effect. There needs to be further study done before this question can be answered."
Well, new year, same ol' meat-eating us it is then!