7 Things That Happen To Your Body When You Stop Eating Meat

4. Ever heard of gene regulation? In simple words, external factors, like our environment, can help regulate genes by turning them “on” or “off.” Turning a gene on/off effects whether the gene is expressed throughout our bodies. 

These environmental factors that effect gene expression include lifestyle, such as diet, including intake of meat. Cutting out meat from our diet can actually reduce the expression of harmful genes, particularly those regarding cancer.