DailyDirt: Eat Less Red Meat. Cows Rejoice!

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Recently, it seems like there are an increasing number of studies supporting the idea that eating too much red meat is bad for our health. Consumption of red meat has been linked to cancer, Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, obesity, cognitive decline, and the list goes on. Here are just a few more studies that will have cows dancing in the pasture. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 21st, 2014 @ 5:13pm

    sounds like an ad for Chik-Fil-A

    I'm guessing there will be genetically engineered beef that is "low in carnitine" any minute now...

     

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    AjStechd (profile), Mar 21st, 2014 @ 5:26pm

    Screw that. You go eat leaves.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 21st, 2014 @ 5:56pm

    It's ok that just means more red meat for me.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 21st, 2014 @ 6:13pm

    Risk of death?

    "A Harvard study found that eating just a single serving of red meat each day could increase a person's risk of death by 13%."

    So, now our risk of death is at 113%. Wow, that's horrible!

     

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    Vel the Enigmatic, Mar 21st, 2014 @ 6:38pm

    I have a hard time believing this...

    This seems completely out of nowhere and just seems to be pushing the agenda of vegetarian groups

     

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    ECA (profile), Mar 21st, 2014 @ 6:44pm

    hMMM!??

    I wonder what mice eat, and WHY eating meat isnt the best thing for them..

    2 things about BEEF FAT..If you knew 1/2 of what they do to cattle, you would run out to the nearest RANCH, and have it butchered and wrapped THERE, and not at the store..

    Harvard? Coulda/woulda/???? lets check out WHERe they got the beef.

     

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      ECA (profile), Mar 21st, 2014 @ 6:47pm

      Re: hMMM!??

      HARVARD...
      do you read your OWN DATA, before trying to SCARE PEOPLE??
      " and they climb even higher for people who eat processed meats like hot dogs and bacon."

       

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 21st, 2014 @ 7:48pm

    Someday scientists will figure out what I've known for years: that the peanut butter sandwich is the perfect food. Sounds like they're getting closer, at least.

     

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      ECA (profile), Mar 21st, 2014 @ 10:02pm

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      pEANUT BUTTER NOT GOOD FOR YOU ANYMORE, SINCE THEY REMOVED THE PEANUT OIL, FINDING IT worth MORE THEN FEEDING IT TO YOU..

       

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        alternatives(), Mar 22nd, 2014 @ 5:31am

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        Now why don't you explain why VS making the statement?

        Here is a "why":

        One of the oils is cottonseed oil. Cotton is not a food crop so all kinds of 'interesting' chemicals are put on the crop to kill things. 'Interesting' translates into stuff that is not food rated as they were found not to be 'safe' for human consumption.

         

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        Anonymous Coward, Mar 22nd, 2014 @ 12:03pm

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        ..peanut oil..

        Costco has peanut butter with peanut oil and salt (the only ingredients). At least they say it's peanut oil - in the interest of science and research I've tasted a great deal, because someone has to. They also sell humungous containers of peanut oil for cooking. Oh yum.

         

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          Anonymous, Mar 22nd, 2014 @ 12:43pm

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          When I was growing up, I never heard of anyone being allergic to peanuts. Now you hear allergic to peanuts, allergic to peanuts, allergic to peanuts all the time. Come to find out peanut oil is being put in childrens' vaccines. Could that have something to do with it, I wonder?

           

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            John Fenderson (profile), Mar 24th, 2014 @ 6:47am

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            Extremely unlikely. Especially considering that peanut oil is not, in fact, used in vaccines. Research into such use was done in the '60s, but it has never been used vaccines used by the public.

             

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        JEDIDIAH, Mar 22nd, 2014 @ 5:36pm

        You would think,but apparently not.

        No. Peanut Butter is dangerous because everyone has deadly peanut allergies now. If you send a PB&J sandwich to school, the allergen gestapo will likely come in with guns blazing.

         

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    Rekrul, Mar 21st, 2014 @ 11:49pm

    It's getting to the point where they don't think anything is safe to eat.

     

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    silverscarcat (profile), Mar 22nd, 2014 @ 5:10am

    You know who else ate red meat?

    Genghis Khan!

    And look at what he did in life!

    Eat meat and become like Genghis Khan, kids!

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 22nd, 2014 @ 10:14am

    Weaagan agit
    Plus editor fail equals
    Bad Joyce no biscuit

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 22nd, 2014 @ 11:59am

    Why should anyone assume one size fits all when discussing diet? Genetic susceptibility and evolution for a population's environment surely play a part.

    Anyway, my grandmother lived to 98 eating fullfat cheese, butter, bacon, roast meat & potatoes and drinking full fat milk. She was never overweight and was healthy up until the time that she was just worn out. Maybe food sources are not so good for us as they were a few decades ago and maybe that explains a heck of a lot. Anyway anecdote is data, I say so.

     

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    JEDIDIAH, Mar 22nd, 2014 @ 5:42pm

    Politically Motivated Nonsense.

    That one about protein was a hoot of course. If you are eating less protein then you're eating more of something else. That something else could be rather harmful. So these radical vegans are basically pushing the idea that you should be eating lower quality meat (higher fat) or lots of junk foods (extra carbs, especially sugar).

    That's just the way the numbers work. Pretty obvious really when you aren't afraid of the math.

     

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    Ole Juul (profile), Mar 23rd, 2014 @ 12:24am

    Cows taste good.

     

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    John Fenderson (profile), Mar 23rd, 2014 @ 9:38am

    That Harvard study

    Despite the hyperbolic reporting, the study does not say that a single serving of red meat is harmful. It says that a long term meat-heavy diet is harmful. It recommends eating only moderate amounts of red meat.

     

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    Jamie (profile), Mar 23rd, 2014 @ 7:29pm

    Let's see, a high carb low protein diet is better for health

    Tell that to the obese majority in the US and Australia who are a massive burden on our health systems. I don't see those on a cutting diet end up in hospital with heart disease.

    Fat people justifying their fat ways.

     

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    Uncle Bob, Mar 24th, 2014 @ 8:49am

    Heinlein was Right (or someone else)

    Heinlein (or maybe Theodore Sturgeon or Asimov or someone) said that 90% of science fiction is crap, then again 90% of everything is crap. It turns out that it's true of medical research, and probably everything else. 90% of it is wrong. Just think, once you realize this, you'll only have to do a tenth of the reading you do. This information should be at the head of every article about everything. Someone should make a t-shirt that says "Welcome to the 90%." If i'm debating someone, I can now proudly claim that not only are they wrong, it's likely that I am, too.

    http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2010/11/lies-damned-lies-and-medical-science/308269/ 2/

     

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