Long term vegetarian diet changes human DNA raising risk of cancer and heart disease
Populations who have had a primarily vegetarian diet for generations carried a genetic mutation which raised risk of cancer and heart disease
...Populations who have had a primarily vegetarian diet for generations were found to be far more likely to carry DNA which makes them susceptible to inflammation.
Scientists in the US believe that the mutation occured to make it easier for vegetarians to absorb essential fatty acids from plants.
But it has the knock-on effect of boosting the production of arachidonic acid, which is known to increase inflammatory disease and cancer. When coupled with a diet high in vegetable oils - such as sunflower oil - the mutated gene quickly turns fatty acids into dangerous arachidonic acid....
...“In such individuals, vegetable oils will be converted to the more pro-inflammatory arachidonic acid, increasing the risk for chronic inflammation that is implicated in the development of heart disease, and exacerbates cancer...."
...However other research suggests vegetarianism lowers the risk of diabetes, stroke and obesity....
Because no one who subsists on bean sprouts and sawdust has a hearty appetite.