Weekend Controversy - Red Meat - December 15, 2019
I am a little late to this one, mainly because I wasn’t sure if I wanted to cover this topic as it can be such a heated conversation. Recently the most stringent, robust, and comprehensive study (a series of studies actually) was carried out on the association between red meat and health was published. ~
There is way too much to post in one short caption so I will link to some good articles and pull some talking points. Some old, most new.
**Should I eat red meat? Confusing studies diminish trust in nutrition science** @drscottlear
“Studies identify association, not causation…Weak evidence leads to bad guidelines…One may wonder if we should stop nutritional research altogether until we can get it right.”
**Red meat won’t kill you. It will make you stronger.** - @bill_lagakos
“The key to these 5 studies is that they are randomized intervention trials. It’s not simply looking at what healthy people eat, but rather what happens when one specific dietary component is changed in all kinds of random people. In other words, it’s what would happen in the real world if you made this dietary change. And red meat consistently improved a variety of health parameters.”
**Does evidence support limiting red meat?** - @drbretscher
“Based on the available evidence, we agree. There is no compelling health reason to avoid red meat.”
This doesn’t mean that you should only eat red meat as @shawnbaker1967 and @carnivoremd may sometimes recommend (although this may not be detrimental to health either, and hopefully new research can look into this). However, it does mean that it might not be anything to worry about. FYI - I enjoy meat and usually eat it daily.
https://theconversation.com/should-i-eat-red-meat-confusing-studies-diminish-trust-in-nutrition-science-125048 - video in this one too
https://www.dietdoctor.com/does-evidence-support-limiting-red-meat - Keto bias
https://caloriesproper.com/red-meat-wont-kill-you-it-will-make-you-stronger/ - Old but still good
https://annals.org/aim/fullarticle/2752328/unprocessed-red-meat-processed-meat-consumption-dietary-guideline-recommendations-from - Actual Study