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Is Everything We Know About Meat Consumption Wrong?

Most of us grew up believing that lean meat was one of the best sources of healthy protein there is.  We all know that meat is one of the best sources of Vitamin B-12, iron and other nutrients.

In the past few years, we've been told that red meat isn't good for us; it raises our cholesterol levels, it contributes to heart attacks and other health issues.  We've been told that we need to limit our intake of red meat and eliminate processed meats completely.

Now, as so often happens, that recommendation is being challenged.  A new study may show that red and/or processed meats aren't so bad after all and that it's okay to continue eating them.  

We've gong through this with coffee, eggs and other foods; I'm sure this will be equally controversial.
"Is Everything We Know About Meat Consumption Wrong?
Stunning new recommendation says to keep eating it

      by Kristen Monaco, Staff Writer, MedPage Today
    September 30, 2019

A new dietary guideline appearing in Annals of Internal Medicine declared eating red meat and processed meats won't adversely affect health.

However, many experts in the field are hitting back stating there is simply no scientific evidence to support this claim made by Bradley Johnston, PhD, of Dalhousie University in Canada, and colleagues of NutriRECS.

Based upon five reviews, the 14-member voting panel concluded adults can continue to consume unprocessed red meat and processed meats, based on "low-certainty evidence" and yielding "weak recommendations."

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