Skip to comments.Red meat is blamed for one in 10 early deaths
Posted on 03/12/2012 4:48:53 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
Red meat is blamed for one in 10 early deaths
The Department of Health was last night urged to review its guidance on red meat after a study found that eating almost half the daily recommended amount can significantly increase the risk of dying early from cancer and heart disease.
By Rebecca Smith, Medical Editor
10:00PM GMT 12 Mar 2012
Small quantities of processed meat such as bacon, sausages or salami can increase the likelihood of dying by a fifth, researchers from Harvard School of Medicine found. Eating steak increases the risk of dying by 12%.
The study found that cutting the amount of red meat in peoples diets to 1.5 ounces (42 grams) a day, equivalent to one large steak a week, could prevent almost one in 10 early deaths in men and one in 13 in women.
The scientists said that the governments current advice that people should eat no more than 2.5 ounces (70 grams) a day, around around the level the average Briton already consumes, was generous.
Dr Frank Hu, co-author of the study, said: Given the growing evidence that even modest amounts of red meat is associated with increased risk of chronic disease and premature death, 2.5 ounces (70 grams) per day seems generous. The bottom line is that we should make red meat only an occassional rather than regular part of our diet.
Red meat often contains high amounts of saturated fat, while bacon and salami contain large amounts of salt. Replacing red meat with poultry, fish or vegetables, whole grains and other healthy foods cut the risk of dying by up to one fifth, the study found.
(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...
Breathing increases the likelihood of dying by 100%.
Maybe they should check out the crap starches and sugars people are eating with their red meat. THAT is what causes heart disease.
Go primal..no sugar or gluten and eat all the grass fed beef you want.
I can believe it. If some food nanny comes to take the steak off my plate he too will suffer an early demise.
You gotta die of something.
Dr. Atkins wouldn’t agree with this finding. Or would he?
this from the govt that spends my money buying pink slime to put into hamburger....
1.5 ounces? Hell the tail of my one and a half inch thick rib-eye weighs more than that...
so this means that 9 out of 10 deaths are caused by not eating enough red meat?!
“Replacing red meat with poultry, fish or vegetables, whole grains and other healthy foods cut the risk of dying by up to one fifth,”
“Replacing red meat with poultry, fish or vegetables, whole grains and other healthy foods cut the joy of living by up to one fifth,”
Vegetables are blamed for five in 10 early deaths.
Derived from the scientific proof provided by liberals, which is to say, none that makes any sense whatsoever.
In an accompanying editorial Dr Dean Ornish, of the University of California, San Francisco, said that eating less red meat could also help tackle climate change
Yet most people die prematurely at the hand of Leftistm.
Yeah, but Dr. Atkins died of a head injury falling on an icy sidewalk.
Food nannies need to go away, I didn’t get to the top of the food chain to go starting eating the food of a prey critter.
There is no such thing as an EARLY DEATH, except in the case of murder.
None of us are getting out of this alive. Pass the rib eye!
This is a great reminder for me to stop at my local Five Gus this week. A nice juicy Bacon Cheese Burger, which weighs in at 317 grams sounds about right.
I don’t want to die eating a salad.
Prolly the drugs and anti biotics in the red meat.
Grass fed and organic, you CAN taste the difference
Nobody seems to tire of making this crap up. What a crock. Mooshell again?
Don’t worry. MObama’s dietary guidelines will fix that problem.
But two in ten people will die early from complications from Vitamin B12 deficiencies.
I've seen some people that died by a fifth but it was usually liquid, not solids.
Get out!!! 2.5 oz's? Really?
Who in hell gets to decide what an “early Death” is? If I die at 75, what age was I suppose to live to if I didn’t eat red meat?
Science began to die the day someone believed his statistical calculator was validating his theory and not just his sample.
What is it that Rush says? “ Everyone who has eaten carrots is going to die.”
What is it that Rush says? “ Everyone who has eaten carrots is going to die.”
Myth No. 1 - Saturated Animal Fats Cause Heart Disease and Cancer.
This myth is so widespread and often repeated that it is believed by most people without question. However, a quick review of the health and diet of people in 1900 easily shows they ate a very high level of saturated fat from meat, butter, and lard but had virtually no heart disease or cancer. Proponents will cite a study which shows an increase in saturated fat in the diet will raise the blood cholesterol level, a claimed precursor to heart disease. Other studies claim saturated fats increase the risk of breast cancer in premenopausal women. These studies always include a large portion of carbohydrates which are never blamed. They will cite studies which show some country that eats a higher amount of saturated fat than another country and has a greater incidence of some form of cancer while ignoring a vast amount of other differences between the two countries. These are big fat lies backed by slick schemes to distort the truth. They call one study the French paradox because the people of France ate a diet very high in saturated fat but had a heart disease rate only one third that of the United States. The French people have a much lower intake of carbohydrates and a higher intake of saturated fats, which are the true reasons for their superior health. The French are noted for the high amount of cheese in their diet. Cheese has no carbohydrates but is high in saturated fats. Cheese is a perfectly healthy food as the French have proven.
Proof Saturated Fats Are Healthy - News You Can Use.
Feeding the Irrational Fear of Cholesterol.
Cholesterol in eggs does not cause heart disease.
Saturated fat in red meat does not cause heart disease.
Actually, they cure it. Studies below provide the proof.
Carbohydrates and insulin cause heart disease.
Saturated fat prevents coronary artery disease? An American paradox.
Dietary fats, carbohydrate, and progression of coronary atherosclerosis in postmenopausal women.
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Framingham Study has been ongoing since 1948. According to NHLBI Director Dr. Claude Lenfant, This study suggests that obesity is an important risk factor for heart failure in both women and men.” The study found a small correlation between heart disease and elevated LDL cholesterol and total cholesterol; however, these are dependent variables because high cholesterol is associated with obesity. The Framingham study also found that those who ate the most saturated fat, the most calories, and the most cholesterol were the most physically active. They also weighed the least and had the lowest levels of serum cholesterol. The people who ate the most saturated fat were the most healthy and had the lowest risk of heart disease.
What Causes Heart Disease?
LDL cholesterol lowering is not supported by changes in calcified plaque progression.
NHLBI Framingham Heart Study.
NHLBIs Framingham Heart Study Finds Strong Link Between
Overweight/Obesity And Risk For Heart Failure.
There are two major reasons people lie about saturated fat.
Vegetarians don’t want other people to kill animals and eat the fatty meat.
The edible oil industry wants people to buy more of their vegetable oil products.
Vegetarianism is a religion falsely disguised as a healthy way of eating. True vegetarianism is the worship of animals. These people place animals on the same value level as human beings and sometimes above that of the human race. The result of their spreading myths, distortions, and lies about healthy eating has lead to a dramatic surge in obesity, diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, heart disease and cancer, not found in low-carbohydrate, high-fat, meat-eating societies. The low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet of the last 40 years has caused the early deaths of millions of people and untold suffering, both of which continue unabated to this day.
Learn the truth about the terribly unhealthy vegetarian diet at:
The Myths of Vegetarianism by Dr. Stephen Byrnes, ND, RNCP.
The Naive Vegetarian.
Vegan vs High-Protein Diet Debate.
Vegetarians develop high cholesterol and can’t correct it.
Beyond Vegetarianism - Raw Food, Vegan, Fruitarian and Paleo Diets.
Animal Rights Terrorists Strike Again?
The edible oil industry produces omega-6 polyunsaturated vegetable, seed, and grain oils such as corn oil, soybean oil, Canola oil, safflower oil, sunflower oil, and cottonseed oil. These oils are highly suspect as one of the leading causes of heart disease and cancer, both of which increased in concert with increases of omega-6 fatty acids in the diet. Omega-6 fatty acids are pro-inflammatory and proven to cause or contribute to a long list of autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis, Crohn’s disease, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, and many others.
Everyone who ate a pickle in 1835 is dead today. Pickles kill.
OH! Silly me! Did I forget the Government mandated nitrates and silicone used to treat deli meats, bacon and other pork products?
Why, in their utter good intentions count government way, they are mandating that “you, the consumer” eat injected food that is completely foreign to human physiology. God never intended for you to eat silicone or nitrates.
THAT little stubborn fact wouldn’t have ANYTHING to do with premature death, now would it?
NAW! Just ask the food nazi’s!
I thought peer review was needed before publication.
Could this be junk science - again!!!
Sounds like 9 out of 10 people who suffered an early death should have eaten more red meat...
“Men and women with higher intake of red meat were less likely to be physically active and were more likely to be current smokers, to drink alcohol, and to have a higher body mass index.”
But it must be the meat.
What is an early death? I suppose abortion should be the most to blame for that. Who the hell are these people? Do they have the book of life and seeing that people are dropping off early? They think they are God
The other 90% of those polled were self-described vegetarians.
So, what’s the safer diet? ;’)
Amen! You gotta die of something...make mine a half pound cheddar bacon burger (RARE)!
Hmmm, yes. Ill have mine deep fried (heavy on the mercury)
So if you eat bacon, you have a 120% chance of dying? I think I'll take my chances since not eating bacon will only reduce my chances of dying to 100%.
Good question. He preached a diet high in meat and low in cereals, starch, and sugar. I don’t know if he specified which kind of meat was best.
I am going to go on ating red meat. Obamacare will kill us all when we reach 65 anyway. I might as well enjoy it while I can.
Sometimes I want a 14 oz U.S.D.A. Prime boneless rib steak. If the daily limit is 2.5 oz, 14 oz is 5.6 times the daily limit. There is no way I am going to cut up that steak into six 2.3 oz pieces. I guess I die—which I will anyway.
It’s not the meat, but the crap they raise it on. I have cut back significantly on my consumption (both for health and cost reasons), and only eat that which is certified organic or I killed myself...
White people would not exist were it not for daily consumption of red meat...when they could get it. Certainly it was the absolute STAPLE 50,000yrs ago.
For as long as homo sapiens and Neanderthals migrated out of Africa, meat has been what's for dinner.
We have trouble with rice and wheat though. That sh!t will kill you.
Barley? We handle that just fine:)
It’s not the meat, it’s the NHS
Cows have been hurt the worst.
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