The raison d'etre of this website is to provide you with hard scientific information which may help you make informed decisions in your quest for health (so far I have blogged concise summaries of over 1,500 scientific studies and have had three books published).

My research is mainly focused on the effects of cholesterol, saturated fat and statin drugs on health. If you know anyone who is worried about their cholesterol levels and heart disease, or has been told to take statin drugs you could send them a link to this website, and to my statin or cholesterol or heart disease books.

David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Vegetarians at risk of tuberculosis

This study was published in the Journal of Clinical Pathology 1988;41:759-762

Study title and authors:
Vegetarian diet and cobalamin deficiency: their association with tuberculosis.
I Chanarin, E Stephenson

This study can be accessed at:

This study investigated the association of vegetarianism with tuberculosis. The study included 1,187 subjects.

The study revealed that vegetarians had a 177% increased risk of contracting tuberculosis than people on a mixed diet.