It is an absolute certainty that we are all going to die someday, but the latest study out of Cornell University suggests that vegetarians just might die sooner. It isn't simply nature's way of trying to get vegetarians to shut up—but genetic mutations from a meat-free diet that increases risk of both cancer and heart disease.

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A death sentence.

The study "compared hundreds of genomes from a primarily vegetarian population in Pune, India to traditional meat-eating people in Kansas and found there was a significant genetic difference." Scientists believe that the mutation developed to make it easier for vegetarians to absorb the essential fatty acids from the plants, which makes them more susceptible to inflammation.

Sources: h/t Telegraph