In this extremely popular and numerously mirrored lecture, Dr. Michael Greger presents "proofs" that humans should not consume dairy milk and meat at all, because it is destructive to health in numerous aspects, and by drinking it we effectively shorten our lifespan.

For example, re. cancer, between time 20:58 and 21:30 he asks "how low does our consumption of animal products have to go?" and answers that "only vegans" (not "vegetarians" or "meat-eaters") have significantly lower levels of circulating IGF-1.

Are dairy milk and meat destructive to human health? Does the average human live longer if dairy milk and meat is abstained?

  • This is a 55 minute video. Can you please transcribe a relevant quote, with a timecode, so we don't all have to watch the entire video to find it?
    – Oddthinking
    May 11, 2015 at 10:10
  • The lecture includes arguments like, people die of heart attacks when they're measured as having normal or optimal levels of cholesterol ... therefore the "normal" level of cholesterol is too high. So it's a complicated message with several parts to it.
    – ChrisW
    May 11, 2015 at 10:11
  • @oddthinking: That's a good point, there are so many claims in that video. I was considering quoting the relevant parts and putting them in a list. May 11, 2015 at 10:11
  • I'm wary of lists, because it often makes it too broad to answer. Pick one, and then ask separate questions for the others.
    – Oddthinking
    May 11, 2015 at 10:13
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    @oddthinking: You are right, it's essentially an identical question. Feel free to mark as duplicate. May 11, 2015 at 16:53


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