Oh Noes

More from the world of dietary science:

Regular meat-eaters are more likely to suffer from chronic health conditions than those who shun or ration animal products, a study from the University of Oxford has found.
The research found a meat-lover who eats 70 grams of meat — processed or unprocessed — more than a peer is at 15 per cent higher risk of heart disease, 30 per cent more likely to get diabetes and almost a third (31 per cent) more likely to develop pneumonia in the future.

I did the work so you don’t have to:  70 grams is about 2.5 oz…

Whatever.  According to this lot, I should have died about 15 years ago, given that my daily breakfast contains inter alia  a large piece of boerewors.

And yet, here we are.


  1. Not to worry. It’s from Oxford, so it can be dismissed out of hand. Their “findings” are nothing but a pack of straight up leftist anti-meat lies. I eat only meat and animal products. I’m 72, have no health issues at all, and take not a single prescription drug. No over the counter ones either. I figure I’ll outlive the average vegan by ten to twenty years while eating like a king and being healthier than 99 percent of old farts. I’ve got a century in my sights as long as the never-to-be-sufficiently-damned leftists don’t crush animal products out of existence.

  2. Agree with Darwin here 100%

    0 carb food (meat) causing diabetes is utter bullshit.

    Ive been keto/carnivore for about 16 months now, dropped just shy of 100lbs., my A1C dropped from prediabetic to midrange normal, my BP is normal, and my cholesterol is normal even though I eat a lb to 2 lbs of red meat a day and a holocaust of unborn poultry’s worth of eggs. My CAC score (cat scan of artetial plaque/calcium build up) is a perfect zero.

    I’ve been overweight most of my life (starting in the 80s when the “science” said to replace fats with vegetable oils and carbs). I’ll be 50 in May.

    Once I started doing the exact opposite of what these agenda based asshats suggested I started getting healthier and stronger.

    These assholes want us eating the human pet food their billionaire backers push.

  3. +1 to Keto. Started nearly 4 years ago. Lost 60lbs and have been keeping it off and maintaining my weight. I’m no longer pre-diabetic, and my joints also feel much better (which is likely due to a lack of gluten).

  4. I died decades ago from lack of seatbelts in cars. I think my grandchildren are going to be in car seats until they are my age.

  5. Pure, unadulterated bullshit. Red meat isn’t the problem, processed carbohydrates and other processed foods are the problem. Eating a steak for dinner every night is good for you, it’s the pre-packaged, carb-loaded side dishes that are causing inflammation and damage to your cardiovascular system.

    Oh, and Kale is nothing more than cardboard, colored green.

    1. @DMan ..
      There’s a school of thought which says kale should be cooked in coconut oil … the oil makes it easier / faster to slide into the trash 😉

  6. Let’s just sanity-check that. The country with the highest rate of vegetarianism is India. So you’d expect it to have a low rate of diabetes, right? It doesn’t.

    From https://www.livemint.com/science/health/government-survey-found-11-8-prevalence-of-diabetes-in-india-11570702665713.html

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimated the global prevalence of diabetes among adults over 18 years of age as 8.5% in 2014. There are estimated 72.96 million cases of diabetes in adult population of India. The prevalence in urban areas ranges between 10.9% and 14.2% and prevalence in rural India was 3.0-7.8% among population aged 20 years and above with a much higher prevalence among individuals aged over 50 years (INDIAB Study).

    So eating meat is clearly not the cause.

  7. the thing is vegans don’t live longer than meat eaters because a life of veggies makes you suicidal …

    1. Actually a lot of non snark truth to that.

      The B12 and other nutrient deficiencies cause all kinds of mental disorders. Supplements don’t even approach the bioavailability (absorbion) of meat.

  8. And Yet, we have yet to find a dietary scientist who has reached the age of Methuselah.

  9. I’ve never met a healthy looking vegetarian or vegan. I think they suffer from vitamin deficiencies such as
    Nutritional Value of Meat

    Fat 2g
    Energy 27%
    Iron 13g
    Omega-3 Fatty acid 30 mg
    Selenium 100g
    Protein 20-25g
    Vitamin D 10g
    Vitamin B Complex 6g
    Zinc 100g
    There are probably even more benefits to eating meat and fish.


  10. Nature made Vegetarians prey for Carnivores.

    Pretty much is the whole argument right there.

    And I like Richards answer as well. Can remember drinking from broken tiles in the field. Best water ever.

  11. Remember that carnivores are just vegetarians who like their veggies pre-processed.

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