What food choices are a matter of life and death?

Source: Townsend Letter; Book: The China Study, by T. Colin Campbell and Thomas M. Campbell, May 2011 

Studies are increasingly finding that plant-based diets that exclude animal-derived foods such as fish, beef, and chicken are better for the body than diets that include such meats. Due to the excess proteins and fats, animal foods can cause serious health risks and trigger health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, cancers, and autoimmune diseases.

Animal-derived foods also can decrease the body’s metabolism and increase Body Mass Index (BMI). Plant food diets, on the other hand, have been found to prevent deaths caused by certain diseases and to increase metabolism and decrease BMI. Plant-based diets are overall much healthier for the body than animal-based diets.