Saturday, December 03, 2022

Red meat is not the problem

 But we already knew that, didn't we?  At this point when some government "expert" proclaims some study or declaration, it's safer to assume the opposite of what is being proclaimed.

  • Studies have been linking red meat consumption to health problems like heart disease, stroke, and cancer for years, but these invariably suffer from methodological limitations. 
  • In an unprecedented effort, health scientists at the University of Washington scrutinized decades of research on red meat consumption and its links to various health outcomes, introducing a new way to assess health risks in the process. 
  • They only found weak evidence that unprocessed red meat consumption is linked to colorectal cancer, breast cancer, type 2 diabetes, and ischemic heart disease, and no link at all between eating red meat and stroke.

One of the healthiest guys I've known was pretty much a carnivore.  And this guy was lean.  All of his bloodwork was good.  Damn near perfect.  And the only veg he would eat was spinach, and that was only because of his wife.

Red meat is not the problem.  In fact, I bet people need to eat more red meat if they can get it.  And the so-called "experts" are shown to be full of shit once again.

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