HARVARD: Red Meat Raises Diabetes Risk 62%. INTERNET: Nope.

Harvard’s paper, red meat = diabetes, launched 100 headlines, all positive. And 20 YouTubes, all negative. Who got it right?

PAPERS:

Red meat intake and risk of type 2 diabetes in a prospective cohort study of United States females and males
https://ajcn.nutrition.org/article/S0002-9165(23)66119-2/fulltext

Substitution of animal-based with plant-based foods on cardiometabolic health and all-cause mortality: a systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective studies
https://bmcmedicine.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12916-023-03093-1

Red meat consumption and risk factors for type 2 diabetes: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41430-022-01150-1

Meat Cooking Methods and Risk of Type 2 Diabetes: Results From Three Prospective Cohort Studies
https://diabetesjournals.org/care/article/41/5/1049/36533/Meat-Cooking-Methods-and-Risk-of-Type-2-Diabetes

NEWS:

Red meat consumption associated with increased type 2 diabetes risk

Red meat consumption associated with increased type 2 diabetes risk

What to Know About the Link Between Red Meat and Type 2 Diabetes

Eating red meat twice a week may increase type 2 diabetes risk, study finds
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2023/oct/19/eating-red-meat-twice-a-week-may-increase-type-2-diabetes-risk-study-finds

Eating red meat linked to higher risk of type 2 diabetes, study finds
https://www.cnn.com/2023/10/19/health/red-meat-type-2-diabetes-risk-study-wellness/index.html

Eating Red Meat Is Linked to Type 2 Diabetes Risk, New Study Finds
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/eating-red-meat-is-linked-to-type-2-diabetes-risk-new-study-finds-180983121/

For Health, More Nuts, Beans and Whole Grains

Study links red meat to increased risk of Type 2 diabetes
https://www.deseret.com/2023/10/20/23925341/type-2-diabetes-red-meat-increase-risk-harvard-study

TIME magazine cover story: physiologist Ancel Keys (public PDF)
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1at-yiv3vKZWFLwLkngVr8B16DSvd3ewc/view?usp=sharing

VIDEOS:

Red Meat Causes Diabetes? New Study should Concern Carnivores by Ken Berry

Red Meat causes Diabetes? Ben Bikman, PhD Explains the Hidden Truth

‘Red Meat Causes Diabetes’ Harvard Scientists Claim (Study Breakdown) by Mike Mutzel

‘Red Meat Causes Diabetes’ Experts Claim: Study Flaws Are Concerning by Mike Mutzel

Red meat gives you diabetes!! New study!! By Shawn Baker

HARVARD SAYS RED MEAT CAUSES DIABETES! – Dr. Westman Reacts

Red Meat Does Not Cause Diabetes by Bret Scher

Harvard – RED MEAT CAUSES #DIABETES? Hmm…: Health Journey Vlog 33

BLOGS:

Harvard Has Been Anti-Meat for 30+ Years—Why? by Nina Teicholz
https://unsettledscience.substack.com/p/harvard-has-been-anti-meat-for-30

Red meat & Type 2 Diabetes by Zoe Harcombe

Red meat & Type 2 Diabetes

Red meat and diabetes—a tenuous connection by Ronald Hoffman

Red meat and diabetes—a tenuous connection

Does red meat cause diabetes? Maybe only at Harvard

Does red meat cause diabetes? Maybe only at Harvard

BOOKS:

Your Simple Guide to Reversing Type 2 Diabetes by Roy Taylor

Nutritional Epidemiology by Walter Willett

A Change of Heart: How the People of Framingham, Massachusetts, Helped Unravel the Mysteries of Cardiovascular Disease by Daniel Levy

0:00 Coverage of the Harvard Study
2:10 Xiao Gu: Epidemiology vs Biostatistics
3:01 News vs YouTubers
3:43 Epidemiology & Framingham
6:07 How Beef Has Changed
6:56 Food Frequency Questionnaires
10:50 The Study Participants
13:55 Ideological Vegetarianism?
16:42 Zoe Harcombe’s Blog
20:33 Losing Our Minds with Anecdotes
22:07 Harvard Epidemiology
23:28 Short Term Trials Fail
27:16 Advances in Epidemiology
32:10 Meat Eaters Have Less Healthy Habits?
33:31 Mediators and Confounders
34:52. Causal Inference
36:34 The Bradford Hill Criteria
38:53 Red Meat A Bigger Factor for Exercisers?
40:02 Fish is Surprisingly Hazardous
42:35 Why Harvard Shows a Stronger Association

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