Over the past few years, numerous studies have contradicted mainstream health advice in a variety of areas. The latest thing mainstream advice is wrong about? The idea that red meat consumption leads to cancer and other health problems.
Enter P.D. Mangan:
You have to have been living in a cave for the past several decades not to have heard that red meat is bad for health. What’s the reality?
A recent meta-analysis (study of studies) looked at 20 different studies on the relation between red meat and coronary heart disease, diabetes, and stroke. The review concluded that red meat consumption was not associated with any of these diseases.
Another recent study, EPIC, looked at almost 500,000 people and found no relation between red meat consumption and all-cause mortality.
What about cancer? A recent analysis found that the “available epidemiologic data are not sufficient to support an independent and unequivocal positive association between red meat intake and CRC [colorectal cancer, the cancer most often claimed to be meat-caused].”