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Lars Jørgen Østergaard

Klimaforandringer, fødevareproduktion og human sundhed

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Production of livestock accounts for 18% of anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions. Although livestock products can alleviate malnutrition in poor countries, they are associated with diseases of affluence in wealthy countries. Red meat (pork, beef, sheep and goat), especially, is associated with higher rates of death due to cardiovascular disease and cancer. A policy of reducing consumption of red meat in wealthy countries and encouraging a limited consumption increase in poor countries would benefit the climate as well as human health.
Udgivelsesdato: 2009-Oct-26
Translated title of the contributionClimate change, food production and human health
Original languageDanish
JournalUgeskrift for Laeger
Pages (from-to)3181-4
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2009

    Research areas

  • Animal Husbandry, Animals, Animals, Domestic, Climate, Environmental Pollution, Food Supply, Greenhouse Effect, Humans, Meat, Nutrition Policy, Risk Factors, World Health, Zoonoses

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