‘Red Meat Causes Diabetes’ Harvard Scientists Claim: Flawed Study Breakdown

by Mike Mutzel


Let's discus the latest epidemiological study attempting to vilify meat yet ignoring healthy user bias.




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Studies Mentioned:

Gu, X. et al. Red meat intake and risk of type 2 diabetes in a prospective cohort study of United States females and males. Am. J. Clin. Nutr. (2023) doi:10.1016/j.ajcnut.2023.08.021.

Study Time Stamps:

00:55 The Harvard study is flawed, comparing a healthy population to an unhealthy population.

04:18 Hazard ratio is the odds of an event or lifestyle contributing to a disease.

05:35 Red meat does not spike glucose and insulin to the same degree as soda.

06:45 Look at the baseline characteristics of study participants.

12:55 Processed meats are generally unhealthy.

16:25 Increasing red meat consumption usually results in less body fat.

20:05 They did not track sugar-sweetened beverages, which increase the risk of diabetes.

22:25 The study was funded by an NIH grant.

22:35 Vegans and vegetarians eat the most ultra processed food.

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