By David Draper
Despite the alarmist headline in the Los Angeles Times admonishing, “All Red Meat Is Bad for You, New Study Says,” I’m taking no less pleasure in having a freezer full of venison. Beyond the headline, the article reads like a scare tactic, threatening imminent death on anyone daring to eat a filet mignon.
“…Adding just one 3-ounce serving of unprocessed red meat—picture a piece of steak no bigger than a deck of cards—to one's daily diet was associated with a 13 percent greater chance of dying during the course of the study.
“Even worse, adding an extra daily serving of processed red meat, such as a hot dog or two slices of bacon, was linked to a 20 percent higher risk of death during the study.
“‘Any red meat you eat contributes to the risk,’ said An Pan, a postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston and lead author of the study, published online Monday in the Archives of Internal Medicine.”