Dean Ornish advocates a vegetarian diet but suggests something as simple as a meatless Monday can help. Even small changes in eating habits by many families could make a huge difference to the numbers of cattle needed to be raised and slaughtered.
UC San Francisco researcher and vegetarian diet advocate Dr. Dean Ornish said he gleaned a hopeful message from the study ( Red Meat Consumption Increases Risk of Early Death) .
"Something as simple as a meatless Monday can help," he said. "Even small changes can make a difference."
Additionally, Ornish said,
"What's good for you is also good for the planet."
In an editorial that accompanied the study, Ornish wrote that a plant-based diet could help cut annual healthcare costs from chronic diseases in the U.S., which exceed $1 trillion.