A “Healthy” Alternative
It’s been the same refrain for years: Red meat is bad for your health.
All it took was a bit of high-profile research published by the folks at Harvard to prompt countless ominous headlines, like “Red Meat Death Study” and “Will Red Meat Kill You?”
Almost overnight, the media began warning folks to push away the New York Strip and, instead, opt for something healthy, like chicken or turkey… aka “white meat.”
The U.S. government even adjusted its national dietary guidelines to favor poultry as a safer alternative to red meat.
Now it seems the tides are shifting yet again…
“We Were Surprised”
According to a new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, eating poultry is just as bad for your health as eating red meat.
“When we planned this study,” says lead scientist Ronald Krauss, “we expected red meat to have a more adverse effect on blood cholesterol levels than white meat, but we were surprised that this was not the case…”
In light of the data, Krauss and his team are recommending a diet composed of more plant-based proteins. Sounds reasonable, right?
Well, before you switch to eating Beyond Meat for breakfast, lunch and dinner, there’s some more research we should remind you about.
It shows that most scientific research is bogus.
Impossible to Believe
It’s a sad fact, but it’s true. The vast majority of scientific findings published today… are false.
Of the big highly cited studies – the ones quoted in the top medical journals – 30% are later found to be wrong or exaggerated. And with smaller, nonrandomized trials, the numbers are even worse. More than 80% are wrong.
“It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely on the judgment of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines,” says The Lancet editor Richard Horton. “I take no pleasure in this conclusion, which I reached slowly and reluctantly over my two decades as editor of the New England Journal of Medicine.”
So who, you ask, is behind all this bogus research? It’s simple. You can thank the folks behind your favorite brands.
Take, for example, the study that determined chocolate helps with concentration… which was funded by Hershey.
Or the study notoriously paid for by Coca-Cola that showed the reason kids are fat isn’t sugary drinks but a lack of exercise.
Or the study that showed eggs can reduce inflammation… paid for by the American Egg Board.
It’s crazy. And what’s worse is… most folks are falling for it.