What to make of this story? The article doesnt discuss the how's or why's, just that there is a correlation with red meat and shorter lifespan.
All red meat is bad for you, new study says - latimes.com
Yay, more beef for me! That's about all the thought I've given on the entire issue.
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Does anyone have an actual explanation for why this article is wrong? My guess is that the red meat people are eating is grain fed, loaded with antibiotics and growth hormones, and cooked in canola oil, ect. But does anyone have a better explanation than just a guess?
My concern with eating Paleo has always been whether we are eating the exact animals our ancestors ate, and also whether they had the abundance that we do now. Did our ancestors have the ability to eat a 3/4-1lbs steak several times a week, or was that a once a month kind of thing? Did they fast a lot more because there was no food available for long periods of time? Even if they ate a lot of fat, was it anywhere close to the quantity of fat that we are able to eat now? That's the kind of stuff that I'm still skeptical about with eating Paleo and always wonder if I should tweak that part of the diet to not overdoing fat and red meat intake?
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Red meat & mortality & the usual bad science
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