Does Eating Meat Increase The Risk Of Cancer, Heart Disease, Early Death?

It is being reported that those human beings who are eating fleisch, specifically animal flesh, and more specifically ‘red’ meat, are also increasing their risk of a premature death via cancer, heart disease and other life-threatening ailments.

Look and Listen to abc NEWS:
Meat Under Fire for Causing Cancer, Death

You might also wish to read each of the following (just click on the title to open the article in a new web browser):
Study: Red meat linked to higher risk of premature death from The Desert Sun of Palm Springs, California.
Dying for a sausage? As yet another study says too much red meat could kill us, the truth is you needn’t give up that juicy steak after all from Mail Online, a service of the Daily Mail of the U.K.
Science, Pseudoscience, Nutritional Epidemiology, and Meat from Gary Taubes, author of Why We Get Fat and of Good Calories, Bad Calories.


About Roland Louis Hansen

I have been: an organization development consultant; a college-level instructor of political science, psychology, and sociology; a public administrator; a social worker; an elected official; a political operative; a community activist; a union official; a shoe salesman and manager, a factory worker; a fast food restaurant employee; and, a custodian.
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2 Responses to Does Eating Meat Increase The Risk Of Cancer, Heart Disease, Early Death?

  1. Pingback: Caveat Emptor. Eating Fish and American Business. | Roland's Ramblings

  2. What concerns me about these “studies” is that they are often little more than surveys turned into observational data. The are not however “experimental data” controlling other conditions. Other risky behavior, environmental conditions, or genetic predisposition don’t seem to be taken into account in a rush to judgment; nor are changes in key components attempted or evaluated as to how they affect the result.

    Conducted with the all scientific integrity of voting for #1 in “American Idol”, they are nevertheless heralded as definitive, and rushed into media prominence and as a dire warning. And while we are told not to worry that the results achieved have no scientific credibility and impact, most fail to recognize that they are used by insurance companies and government regulatory agencies to determine the the next rate guides and mandates.


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