The United States Department of Agriculture has updated its nutritional guidelines for all Americans, continuing to recommend limiting red meat and saturated fat. The cattle industry has objected to the guidelines, on the grounds that they don’t adequately address beef, but instead refer more broadly to “protein foods” including plant-based […]
Eating beans, whole grains, eggs, or dairy for protein instead of meat may reduce the risk of heart disease, according to a 30-year study of 40,000 men. Researchers found that participants who ate plant-based protein had a 14% lower risk of heart disease then those who ate red and processed […]
Studies have found that red meat consumption can increase your risk of heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. However, red meat in moderation can be a great source of protein, vitamin B12, and iron. To minimise the health risks of red meat, you should opt for leaner cuts, eat no more […]
As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, meat factories nationwide temporarily closed, resulting in a possible meat shortage. Meat – whether it be white meat like chicken or red meat like beef or pork – can be a healthy part of a balanced diet as long as you don’t eat […]
New guidelines from the American Cancer Society recommend limiting red meat and avoiding processed meat whenever possible to reduce one’s risk of cancer. Evidence has linked red and processed meat to higher risk of many types of cancer as well as a higher chance of dying from cancer. Some researchers […]
Dietary “guidelines” published September 30 suggest people should continue eating red meat and processed meat, contrary to previous evidence that they increase risk of cancer,heart disease, and other illnesses. The recommendations were based on a review of research showing that health benefits of eating less meat are “very small” and […]
A new study found the proportion of people diagnosed with colon cancer who are under 50 years old rose from 10 per cent in 2004 to 12.2 per cent in 2015. The rates of bowel cancers in younger people have been rising for decades. While the cause of the increase […]
Many studies have concluded that too much red meat is bad for our health. New research from the US and China has found that increasing red meat intake, particularly when it’s processed, was associated with a heightened risk of death of 10-13%. But increasing the amount of other proteins like […]
Who doesn’t love a juicy burger? About 5,000 Americans. And not from dietary preference, but because a single bite could cause hives, shortness of breath, or even death. It’s not something they were born with, it’s something their body was taught to reject, by an uninvited little wilderness hitchhiker. The […]
Lone Star ticks spread an allergy to red meat and products derived from animals. People who develop this allergy may also become more likely to develop heart disease, according to a new study. Though these ticks have commonly been found in the Southeast, they are spreading north and west as […]
Tick-borne disease rates are skyrocketing around the US, according to a recent CDC report. That report didn’t include rates of the allergy to red meat and mammal products that’s spread by bites from Lone Star ticks, but there are reasons to think that condition is on the rise as well. […]
A study of more than 81,000 people in North America found that meat protein-eaters increased their risk of heart disease twofold. But people who ate nut and seed proteins instead reduced their risk of heart disease and helped their hearts stay healthy. It’s new evidence that not all protein sources […]
With most food allergies, it only takes 15 or...
Many types of red meat and red meat products are available, from farmers’ markets, to supermarkets, to restaurants. The impacts of their production and consumption on human health, animal welfare and the environment are complex. So what should we be thinking about when we’re deciding whether or not to eat […]
Bad news meat lovers: the World Health Organisation’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has been looking at red meat consumption and come to the conclusion that processed meats, such as bacon, hot dogs, ham, sausages, and corned beef, are carcinogenic, with just small amounts dramatically increasing the risk […]
VIDEO: The World Health Organisation has announced that eating processed meat can lead to bowel cancer in humans.