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Red Meat

Does Eating Red Meat Increase the Risk of Diabetes?

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No matter how often I write articles defending the place of red meat in a healthy diet, there are always people who get bent out of shape whenever a new study is published with a different twist on the same old “red meat is killing us” story. Although I can’t say addressing these (often ridiculous) studies is the most exciting undertaking, I wanted to write about this one because it’s a prime example of the… Read More

The Roundup

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Here is The Roundup, Edition 11, bringing you the best from around the web from the past two weeks! Blast from the Past We’ve all seen the countless news stories and articles about the latest red meat scare, and we’ve all had friends and relatives tell us that we’re going to kill ourselves by eating too much red meat. And yet the evidence for red meat consumption causing an increased risk of death or disease… Read More

The Real Environmental Impact of Red Meat: Part 2

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This article is part of a special report on Red Meat. To see the other articles in this series, click here. In my previous article on the environmental impact of red meat, I explained how grazing livestock can be an environmentally friendly farming technique, helping to remove carbon from the atmosphere and consume less water resources than has been estimated. While all large-scale food production, even organic food, has some level of impact on the environment,… Read More

The Real Environmental Impact of Red Meat: Part 1

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This article is part of a special report on Red Meat. To see the other articles in this series, click here. After reading my recent articles about red meat, I hope none of you are concerned that eating it will negatively impact your health. But I realize that nutrition is only one of the factors that motivate people to limit or eliminate red meat consumption; one of the primary reasons many go vegetarian is their concern… Read More

Red Meat and TMAO: Cause for Concern, or Another Red Herring?

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This article is part of a special report on Red Meat. To see the other articles in this series, click here. I’m sure many of you have seen reports on a recent study published in the journal Nature suggesting a possible mechanism linking red meat consumption to heart disease. The day after one such report was published in the New York Times, I received numerous emails and numerous Facebook and Twitter messages from concerned red meat… Read More

Does Red Meat Cause Inflammation?

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So far in my series on red meat, I’ve discussed why red meat is good for you and why grass fed is a better choice than grain fed. We now know that red meat is a healthy choice, due to its high nutritive value and superior fatty acid profile among other reasons. In the comments on these posts, however, I’ve noticed a few readers have mentioned other components in red meat that are concerning, due… Read More