Only four percent of people in Germany live vegetarian

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Most people in Germany eat significantly more meat than their health is good. This is shown by a study by the Robert Koch Institute. There are only a few vegetarians.

According to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), four out of every hundred adults in Germany are usually vegetarian. According to this, women tend to abandon meat. Among them, 6.1 percent are vegetarians, with men only 2.5 percent.

"The possibilities for balanced vegetarian diet have significantly improved in Germany over the last few years," the study authors write. "Today, vegetarians are more than an idealistic minority."

The 18 to 29-year-old as a pioneer

For the evaluation, the RKI researchers used data from 6933 people, whose eating behavior had been analyzed between 2008 and 2011. In each case, over four weeks were recorded, which food consumed the participants as frequently and in what quantities. health.

Transsexuality is no longer a disease in Denmark

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

As one of the first countries in the world, Denmark has removed transsexuality from the list of mental illnesses. Will the World Health Organization follow?

Born with the wrong sex: Since this year, transsexuals are no longer classified as mentally ill in Denmark. The health authority deleted the term from 1 January of the list of mental sufferings. This means that the country is one of the exceptions worldwide - alongside France, where transsexuals are no longer regarded as mentally ill since 2010.

Many people concerned felt the classification was discriminatory, explained the Danish Ministry of Health. Therefore, transsexuality was now formally assigned to another category. This does not alter the treatment possibilities for people who prefer to belong to the other sex. In order to be able to undergo a gender transformation or a hormonal treatment, transsexuals must undergo long, psychological examinations.