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Why Has New Documentary ‘What The Health’ Caused Such A Stir

Vicky Spratt: ‘The documentary ‘What the Health’, which is currently available on Netflix, comes from Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn, the makers of Cowspiracy… There’s no doubt that watching What the Health is going to have you feeling a bit sick, rushing to your fridge to throw away all animal products and vowing to be plant based from now until forever. Like Cowspiracy it is effective, didactic and shocking… The film explicitly links a diet containing meat and dairy to, well, how do I put this delicately… certain death. If you eat meat and dairy, they argue, you’re more likely to suffer from diabetes, cancer and heart disease. One of the film’s stand out claims is that eating eggs is as bad for you as smoking five cigarettes… The ‘being vegan is better for you’ argument which is presented by What the Health as fact is controversial and has sparked much debate. This is, obviously, what the film’s makers were hoping for… Experts have responded to the film by pointing out that many of the claims it makes are contentious within the scientific community’. SOURCE…

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