Life’s fatal

Too much red meat will kill you – study

I didn’t realise that was news because I’ve been reading reports recommending eating only moderate portions of red meat two or three times a week for years.

But I was interested in this:

Red meat was defined as beef, pork, bacon, ham, hamburger, hot dogs, liver, pork sausage, steak, and meats in foods such as pizza, stews, and lasagna.

No mention of lamb.

Does that mean lamb doesn’t count as cancer and heart disease causing red meat?

Or does it just mean that lamb is such a small part of the average diet in the USA the study didn’t think it rated a mention?

2 Responses to Life’s fatal

  1. Pierre says:

    Unfortunately for the NBR the author below actually read the study.
    http://junkfoodscience.blogspot.com/2009/03/more-reindeer-games.html

    To save you reading the whole thing, the ‘study’ was based on a voluntary response of 0.3% of a mailout. No controls were done and the study didn’t even support the headline that red meat has an adverse effect. Other things the study ‘found’:
    ● Being married was associated with more than a 30% increased risk of death.
    ● Doubling their alcohol consumption was associated with one-third lower risk for premature death

    Fantastic. On the back of the study let’s get single and drink 🙂

  2. Pique Oil says:

    What it means depends on what you want it to mean. Just like any of the other “studies” that is eagerly reported, it is absolutely meaningless without any of the methodology or assumptions published.
    Lamb is probably less popular than Squirrel bit Squirrel didn’t get a mention as it is considered a poor white trash meat. Have a look at the Squirrel pie and instructions from Dick. Shot them with an air rifle in Dallas Fort Worth.
    http://bigdicksplace.com/2009/03/29/the-best-squirrel-pie-recipe-ever.aspx
    However the worst part of the so called study is that it was on 50-70 year olds.
    There is no mention in the sensational headline of the previous years of living and diet. Obviously reducing red meat in the diet is sufficiently life changing, that it cancels out all the years of smoking and whiskey drinking, the bar room brawls and motorcycle smashes, the rotten teeth and burnt nostrils from cocaine use, etc.
    The next thing we will see is that man made pollution is causing the sea to rise and the planet to cook!

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