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New York Times Says “Eat Less Meat”

Filed under: Health & Nutrition
adorable calf

I don’t want to gross you out with a photo of red meat, so here’s an adorable calf instead.

Red meat causes breast cancer? Why am I not surprised?

A recent study in the Archives of Internal Medicine concludes:

Women who ate more than 1½ servings of red meat per day were almost twice as likely to develop hormone-related breast cancer as those who ate fewer than three portions per week

An editorial in today’s New York Times responds:

The silver lining — if red meat does indeed increase the risk of breast cancer — is that the cure would be simple: Just eat less meat.

Not perfect, but hey, they’re getting there.


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    Thats great that they said that. It’s sad that these newspapers have such an effect on people, but in this case, its a good thing for the most part. Hey you gotta use the enemy sometimes.

  2. Comment by

    Patrick Kwan

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    The bad part though is now people will eat more avian and sea animals, which will translate to more animals being killed for meat.

  3. Comment by

    frank language

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    People are always going to eat birds and fish if they can get them; this article from the Times may influence some people a little, but in the end, people do what they do.

    Considering that there’s just been some mainstream-media hoopla about the fishing industry no longere existing in 50 years, a lot of people are going to make sure they get their share of the remaining fish–it’s human nature.

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    Laura Leslie

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    Patrick, I love how you have the ability to see the bright side of every issue. ;)