Each week it seems we get a new study on the effects of eating meat. Last week meat is great and this week meat is crap. Who knows what to believe anymore!!
What I do know is that I’m not going to put much stock in a study that uses diaries to record what people eat over 30 days and then finds out their health 30 years later. There is no way the researchers know what these people did between the time they ate meat and how they lived their lives over 30 years. Not only that but people don’t accurately remember what they ate or how much, even when they tell the truth.
The research has several limitations. A major one was that it was based on a self-assessment of what participants ate over a month at the start of the project, so any changes they made to their diets over the years were not taken into account. Participants were followed for a median of 19 years.Chicago Tribune