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.
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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
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