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posted by Fnord666 on Wednesday October 02 2019, @07:57AM   Printer-friendly
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No need to cut down red and processed meat, study says

Most people can continue to eat red and processed meat as they do now. A major study led by researchers at McMaster and Dalhousie universities has found cutting back has little impact on health.

A panel of international scientists systematically reviewed the evidence and have recommended that most adults should continue to eat their current levels of red and processed meat.

The researchers performed four systematic reviews focused on randomized controlled trials and observational studies looking at the impact of red meat and processed meat consumption on cardiometabolic and cancer outcomes.

In one review of 12 trials with 54,000 people, the researchers did not find statistically significant or an important association between meat consumption and the risk of heart disease, diabetes or cancer.

In three systematic reviews of cohort studies following millions of people, a very small reduction in risk among those who had three fewer servings of red or processed meat a week, but the association was uncertain.

The authors also did a fifth systematic review looking at people's attitudes and health-related values around eating red and processed meats. They found people eat meat because they see it as healthy, they like the taste and they are reluctant to change their diet.

The five systematic reviews, a recommendation and an editorial on the topic were published in the Annals of Internal Medicine today.


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  • (Score: 2) by choose another one on Thursday October 03 2019, @09:12AM

    by choose another one (515) on Thursday October 03 2019, @09:12AM (#902209)

    Trauma deaths are one of the exceptions - practically if not legally.

    Trouble with road kill is usually the damage and low quality as a result, but adopting it as a philosophy has other issues, the main one being there wouldn't be enough to go round (as well as the one about if we get better at avoiding it and thereby saving animals, we wouldn't have any to eat).

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