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

5. Diabetes is another health concern that grows in our conscious with age. Studies have shown that about 38% of Americans have pre-diabetes. Diet can heavily determine the development of diabetes among these individuals at risk. Animal protein in particular, increases risk of type 2 diabetes.

Studies support the latter, with statistics demonstrating that omnivores have nearly double the rate of diabetes compared to vegans, who are 100% animal free.