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No Need To Cut Back On Red Meat? Controversial New 'Guidelines' Lead To Outrage

A prominent medical journal has published a new recommendation from a group of scientists concluding there's no need to cut back on red and processed meats. This contradicts current guidelines.
A new set of analyses contradict the current dietary recommendations to limit red and processed meats. Source: PeopleImages

A new set of analyses published Monday in the Annals of Internal Medicine challenges the widespread recommendations to cut back on red and processed meats.

The prominent medical journal has also published a new recommendation from a panel of scientists, many of whom are not nutrition experts: "The panel suggests adults continue current processed meat consumption," according to the guideline paper. In other words: no need to cut back.

Scores of nutrition experts say this conclusion contradicts a large body of evidence, from decades of observational studies, that has found that people who consume less red and processed meats, over time, have lower rates

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