Bring on the burgers! (Science says so)

As a man of logic, I understand that studies which claim eating less red meat has little to no positive impact on a person’s health are just part of the continued study and occasional rethinking of human diets — rethinking which sometimes repeats itself.

And as someone for whom “vegetable” might as well have four letters and is as susceptible to confirmation bias as the next person, I’m practically doing cartwheels and backflips.

“Already they have been met with fierce criticism by public health researchers. The American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and other groups have savaged the findings and the journal that published them.”

— “Eat Less Red Meat, Scientists Said. Now Some Believe That Was Bad Advice,” Gina Kolata, The New York Times

All of this is perfectly reasonable. That’s what scientists do; they review and critique and question each other’s work.

“Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, a group advocating a plant-based diet, on Wednesday filed a petition against the journal with the Federal Trade Commission. Dr. Frank Sacks, past chair of the American Heart Association’s nutrition committee, called the research ‘fatally flawed.’”

— Kolata

Aha! Good thing I didn’t let my logical, reasonable self run away with me!

Of course Big Salad (because everything you don’t like must be a coordinated plot with “Big” in its name … duh) would have a problem with this!

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine this and The Alliance to Keep You From Eating Stuff You Like* that realize their gravy train is about to go off the tracks! If people realize their meat isn’t going to kill them after all, they’re going out of business!

(* — A name I made up.)

OK, OK, maybe I’m getting a little bit carried away.

And not just because I can maybe barely do a cartwheel at 47, and never could do backflips.

I’ve never been to the place in the photo by Daniel von Appen on Unsplash. I don’t even know where it is. But I would go if I saw it.



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