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Rotten meat will raise awareness of risk of animal food: FIAPO

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

The Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisations (FIAPO) today said the carcass meat recovery from grounds in would hopefully raise awareness on the health risks of consuming animal products.

"With the extraordinary increase in lifestyle diseases, from to heart disease, may be it is time we re-look at our move towards a greener diet over one including animal products," FIAPO Varda Mehrotra said in a statement here.

Stating that it has information that meat consumption in the city is going down, Mehrotra said that many people were avoiding it after reports that meat was coming from dead animals of grounds.

"Meat being sourced from rotten bodies of cats, dogs and even diseased animals in unhygienic conditions is not uncommon. Animals bred for the purpose of meat are routinely given anti-biotics, growth hormones and other drugs and their meat may contain these drugs with many viruses and bacteria.

"Hopefully this situation can bring awareness... the FIAPO said.

He said many people could not make the difference between the meat of carcass of grounds and slaughtered animals as they were used to consume the with little or no consideration to where it was sourced.

Mehrotra said research showed that multiple lifestyle were routinely caused or heightened by consumption of meat, milk and eggs.

The FIAPO referred to cardiovascular where 'elevated level of LDL cholesterol' (commonly called bad cholesterol) is the major reason for development of vascular (cardiovascular and cerebrovascular)

"To reduce the LDL cholesterol, we need to avoid trans fats, saturated fats and dietary cholesterol. The main sources of these three foods are meat, eggs, dairy, fish and seafood," he said.

Dr Pramod Tripathy, founder of 'Freedom from Diabetes' was quoted as saying, "hypothyroid, osteoporosis, diabetes, and .. all have one thing in common. And that is, raised fasting insulin levels.

"Insulin rises in the body because of insulin resistance. And increases because of excess fat, excess acid and insulin like growth factor (present in all animal products)," he said.

Dr said, "progression of PreDialysis Chronic Renal Failure (CRF) is slower on diets based on soya protein than on diets based on animal protein.

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First Published: Wed, May 16 2018. 11:15 IST