The conventional wisdom continues to crumble. Today is red meat’s day in the sun. Read the WSJ article here.
"A new study from the Harvard School of Public Health suggests that the heart risk long associated with red meat comes mostly from processed varieties such as bacon, sausage, hot dogs and cold cuts—and not from steak, hamburgers and other non-processed cuts.
The finding is surprising because both types of red meat are high in saturated fat, a substance believed to be partly responsible for the increased risk of heart disease."
This is the second study in recent months where saturated fat has started to clear its good name. The conclusion?
"A meta-analysis of prospective epidemiologic studies showed that there is no significant evidence for concluding that dietary saturated fat is associated with an increased risk of CHD or CVD."
Dr. Eades wisely remains cautious of any of these studies, even when it’s in line with your viewpoint (especially then).
The Harvard study points to salt as the culprit — but more sound advice might be: minimize processed foods of any kind in your diet.
(Thanks to David and T.J. for the pointers.)