Public health officials for years have urged Americans to limit consumption of red meat and processed meats because of concerns that these foods are linked to heart disease, cancer and other ills. But on Monday, in a remarkable turnabout, an international collaboration of researchers produced a series of analyses concluding that the advice, a bedrock of almost all dietary guidelines, is not backed by good scientific evidence. If there are health benefits from eating less beef and pork, they are small , the researchers concluded. Indeed, the advantages are so faint that they can be discerned only when looking at large populations, the scientists said, and are not sufficient to tell individuals to change their meat-eating habits. The new analyses are among the largest such evaluations ever attempted and may influence future dietary recommendations. In many ways, they raise uncomfortable questions about dietary advice and nutritional research, and what sort of standards these studies should be held to.
How risky is eating red meat? New papers provoke controversy
New research papers question value of cutting back on red meat
Updated Aug 22nd, — Written by Craig Clarke. You have been bombarded with headlines about the World Health Organization report from October claiming that red meat causes cancer. That certainly seems like a blow to bacon lovers and strict keto dieters who eat lean pork daily. However, when we dig deeper into the science, we can clearly see that their ruling is scientifically questionable.
Red and processed meat and cancer risk
The often overlooked choice of vegetarianism is beginning to transform into a popular option- but is it the correct option? The controversial topic of vegetarianism is undergoing lengthy research and studies recently as more experiments are occurring. As you read my paper, I ask for an open mind as I investigate nutrition, health disease, and overall life for non vegetarians and vegetarians only, not including vegans. A commonly used argument against vegetarianism is lack of…. The often overlooked alternative of vegetarianism is beginning to transform into a popular option- but is it the correct option?
After a controversial study last fall recommending that it was not necessary for people to change their diet in terms of red meat and processed meat, a large, carefully analyzed new study links red and processed meat consumption with slightly higher risk of heart disease and death, according to a new study from Northwestern Medicine and Cornell University. The new findings come on the heels of a controversial meta-analysis published last November that recommended people not reduce the amount of red meat and processed meat they eat. Dietary Guidelines Advisory committee. The study found a positive association between poultry intake and cardiovascular disease, but the evidence so far isn't sufficient to make a clear recommendation about poultry intake, Zhong said.