A recent study claimed the health risks of red meat were not high as we thought, and we could continue eating red meat. To be honest, I was pretty encouraged by the research because I really enjoy eating steaks, and it gave me a reason to indulge myself.
My dream of “Keep calm and eat red meat,” however, died because of the news that the researchers of the mentioned study were receiving funding from a university program partially backed by the beef industry.
Because of the potential bias in the study, I guess I should start the “red meat limited” life again. Sadly.
The previous study was also posted in this account. You can find the link here: The Controversy of Red Meat: Is It Bad or Not?
It was reported that the researchers from NutriRECS, who claimed that meat eaters should continue their current levels of consumption, were the partners of an arm of Texas A&M University called Agriculture and Life Sciences (AgriLife), which is partially funded by the beef industry.
Although one of the authors said the meat study was completed before the new funding came from the beef industry, and that beef accounts for just a tiny fraction of research at AgiLife, further investigations are still needed.
The Editor-in-Chief said that if there was a funding source for this study that was not disclosed, the journal would have to publish a correction.
I hope the study is real, though, so that I can continue my red-meat unlimited life.