Category Archives: Red meat

Animal Protein: How much Is Too Much?

Animal protein can be a double edged sword. On one hand, some evidence suggests that high intakes of animal protein are linked to certain diseases such as cancer and cardiovascular disease. On the other hand, meat is a good source … Continue reading

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Is Red Meat Really Bad For You?

It has been claimed that eating red meat may be associated with certain detrimental health outcomes. However, it is important to understand two fundamental principles before any claim against red meat can be made. Firstly, not all red meat is … Continue reading

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Red Meat, Fish or Fowl?

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Red Meat Versus Plants For Iron

Red Meat Versus Plants For Iron

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On The Fat Content Of Meat

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Meat and Potatoes: Associated with Poor Cognitive Function

A recent study observed an association between consumption of meat, potatoes, gravy and butter with poor cognitive function. The study that was performed on subjects in the United Kingdom, included just under 2000 elderly individuals, and the data on the … Continue reading

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A High Protein Diet? What Do You Mean?

As I have previously discussed, ‘high fat diets’ is a meaningless term unless some degree of detail is provided to add some qualification to the statement. Dietary fats, actually dietary lipids, are a heterogeneous group of compounds which when consumed … Continue reading

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Diet Quality and Breast Cancer

The quality of the diet can be defined by the foods it contains. Generally those diets containing refined carbohydrates, processed meats, preservatives and additives, as well as large quantities of modified fats, whilst absent of essential nutrients, fibre and antioxidants, … Continue reading

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Foods Associated With Weight Changes

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Resveratrol Has Insulin-Like Effects

Ethanol is thought to have particular metabolic effects that induce the oxidation of fatty acids. This may include stimulation of MEOS (microsomal enzyme oxidising system) in the liver. While chronic intakes of ethanol are detrimental to the liver because they … Continue reading

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