According to a new study, being a vegetarian isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

Researchers found that vegetarians do a better job of controlling their weight and do drink less booze, but they also have generally poorer health, poorer quality of life, and a higher need for health care than people who eat meat.

They’re also twice as likely to have allergies, have a 50 percent higher chance of suffering from a heart attack, and a 50 percent higher chance of getting cancer.

It’s enough to make you want to throw a big slab of animal flesh on the grill, isn’t it? (CBS)