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Men may have more to answer for when it comes to global warming than women, according to new research into the average UK diet.
A study conducted by nutritionists at the University of Leeds found men’s meat-rich diet resulted in 41% higher greenhouse gas emissions than women’s.
The researchers looked at the emissions produced in the manufacture of over 3,000 individual foodstuffs, alongside an analysis of the diets of 212 UK adults over three 24-hour periods.
They found almost half of the food intake consisted of animal products: 31% came from meat while 14% came from dairy. Additionally, Drink caused 15% of emissions and 8% came from cakes, biscuits and confectionery.