Friday, March 16, 2012

Red meat consumption and mortality

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"Red Meat Consumption Linked to Increased Risk of Total, Cardiovascular, and Cancer Mortality". Sweeping sensationalist headlines and articles like this get me really exasperated because they do not aid the general public's understanding of nutrition and disease, but mislead. It is the job of newswriters to grab attention, so never take summarised results of studies at face values. Instead, read the study if you can and try to understand it, and read the dissections done by trustworthy people.

Some quick dissections can be found here:

And a longer dissection can be found here:

Read and decide for yourself.

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