Red Meat Link To Cancer Study Conveniently Ignores Low-Carb Benefits

Filed under: Study — @ March 25, 2009

Our cherished and healthy low-carb red meat is under assault again

I’m sure by now you’ve heard about that study that came out this week on how consuming red meat is killing you, right? Here are just a few of the thousands of health headline stories that are blaring from coast to coast right now about this:

Study: Too much red meat shortens life
Live longer by reducing red meat intake
Are You Eating Too Much Meat?
The Growing Case Against Red Meat
Red meat increases risk of death from cancer
Too much red meat will kill you – study
Eating Red Meat May Boost Death Risk

And my favorite one of all…
Death link to too much red meat (won’t we ALL die of something someday?)

As with most studies about health that come out, the average Joe or Jane on the street will simply look at these headlines, hear it talked about on Good Morning America, The View, Oprah, and their local news, rationalize in their minds that it makes sense, and decide to cut down on their red meat consumption–even if it is only temporary. Our pop culture society doesn’t demand much more investigation into supposedly scientific claims that are made like this and a lot of people are gullible enough to believe the reporting of these studies without doing their due diligence in checking them out for themselves. And that’s precisely what the anti-meat zealots are betting on!

This purposeful veganization (that’s my new term for the radical vegetarians and vegans who would like nothing more than to have everyone in the entire world eat the way they do) that has been going on for the past few decades is so easy to see through that you’d have to have your mind shut down to miss it. And yet how many of us low-carbers will see friends and family and hear them talk about this so-called “study” that warns about eating red meat and share their concern for our health? You know it’s gonna happen if it hasn’t already. While they’ll be well-meaning in their comments, these people are utterly clueless about what a “healthy” meat-based low-carb diet like Atkins is really all about because of the anti-meat tenor of most health news coverage. However, this could be an excellent opportunity to educate them about the truth of livin’ la vida low-carb, too.

Click here to learn more about this prospective study from researchers at the National Cancer Institute and why it is virtually useless for identifying causality between red meat eating and death as all those headlines claim.


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