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Risks: More Red Meat, More Mortality

By NICHOLAS BAKALAR


Eating red meat is associated with a sharply increased risk of death from cancer and heart disease, according to a new study, and the more of it you eat, the greater the risk.

The analysis, published online Monday in Archives of Internal Medicine, used data from two studies that involved 121,342 men and women who filled out questionnaires about health and diet from 1980 through 2006. There were 23,926 deaths in the group, including 5,910 from cardiovascular disease and 9,464 from cancer.

People who ate more red meat were less physically active and more likely to smoke and had a higher body mass index, researchers found. Still, after controlling for those and other variables, they found that each daily increase of three ounces of red meat was associated with a 12 percent greater risk of dying over all, including a 16 percent greater risk of cardiovascular death and a 10 percent greater risk of cancer death.

The increased risks linked to processed meat, like bacon, were even greater: 20 percent over all, 21 percent for cardiovascular disease and 16 percent for cancer.

If people in the study had eaten half as much meat, the researchers estimated, deaths in the group would have declined 9.3 percent in men and 7.6 percent in women.

Previous studies have linked red meat consumption and mortality, but the new results suggest a surprisingly strong link.

“When you have these numbers in front of you, it’s pretty staggering,” said the study’s lead author, Dr. Frank B. Hu, a professor of medicine at Harvard.
 

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"People who ate more red meat were less physically active and more likely to smoke and had a higher body mass index"

There is undeniable evidence that meat seems to be linked with increased cancer around the world in every culture.

But staying active and eating some veggies will keep those pipes open! Man was meant to eat meat but not just meat. Eat a salad and exercise... then have a steak...

if you want to know what's causing cancer mostly these days, look at the back of the package you're eating from; it's likely the first ingredient and all those ones that you can't pronounce at the end that's doing it.

this is why I like the garden we have each year
 

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When you see words like "survey", "opinion", "poll"...it's not truly a scientific study. Bearing in mind going back to DDT (and the vast majority of "studies" since) we have junk science...skewed results, skewed methods, cherry picked data (EPA is GREAT at that one), changed mathematical constants in formulas, etc. In today's science, you choose what you want to believe as you're likely never hearing real truth. I haven't heard one study since about 1990-1992 that was true, let alone "undeniable". No better way to demonize something or some part of society to get more money and more control.
 

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HM, I think you nailed it perfectly with your summation of various methods and reasons...I have had a mike poked in my face before asking various questions about what I used or what I thought...A single person with a back-pack of sorts for his equiment, stuff, or whatever...representing what and for whom...somebody was footing his bill and probably getting a healthy return on their investment...JMHO!!! Chief
 
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