Depends on what you mean by "high cholesterol". Eating meat will raise your total cholesterol level higher than, say, fruit loops and canola oil, but that's not a bad thing. It is the size of an LDL particle, the amount of HDL particles and what happens to them that poses a health risk, not simply "high cholesterol". Extremely high cholesterol can be a sign of other problems, but that isn't the same thing is simply having higher cholesterol than rock-bottom low cholesterol. Griff has a good thread in "primal research' that explains everything. There's also the international network of cholesterol skeptics and countless people who don't believe that the lower the cholesterol the better. http://www.thincs.org/
As for cancer, that's silly. Humans have eaten meat for millions of years and only in the last few decades has the epidemic of cancer arose. Also, anyone claiming that it does cause colorectal cancer is dishonest, even the studies they cite to prove their point don't actually prove their point. http://www.ajcn.org/cgi/content/full...urcetype=HWCIT
I guarantee that none of the researchers distinguished between real meat, slim jims, and big macs and yet there is still no correlation.
Stabbing conventional wisdom in its face.
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