Yes It's Safe to Eat Red Meat

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I enjoy eating meat. In fact I consider it an important part of most of my dinners.

Not everyone feels the same about meat. There are some who very much object to people consuming it. Each to their own. My choices what I’ll eat.

But, every now and again I encounter someone who thinks they need to attempt to stop me doing so. They usually trot out studies that make claims a range of claims about how eating meat can result in death from a range of health issues.

Studies. Done properly they truly can help to determine potential outcomes. Done with rigorous scientific methodology the outcomes can have great authority. We often will point to reports of a study being done without a second thought.

I came across an article today reporting an organization, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) had examined numerous studies on eating meat and found the majority of them were lazily done. Their reported outcomes more an illusion of authority than actual science.

In the process of their analysis they developed a protocol that could be applied to each study to assess the strength of their results. Using the protocol they developed, they found the majority of the outcomes didn’t show any serious proof that eating meat could lead to the claimed health outcomes.

Many of the studies failed to carefully track what participants were eating or other factors that could also lead to the same outcomes. For instance, were the participants eating vegetables or engaging in exercise? Some studies relied on the memory of the participants instead of tracking them

This is not really an unusual issue. A lot of studies are not done using vigorous methods or by people who have any expertise in the subject field. Even worse, there are some who claim to do analysis of studies done on a subject and then tout their conclusions even if they don’t have expertise in the field of study.

I’ve seen this so often, now I will look up the references of who did the study or is reporting they have done an analysis to find out their credibility. More than once I’ve found they are basically grifters. You could say their credibility is an illusion.

Yes, I did do a search on the IHME to see if there were any issues with their credibility. A site called Media Bias / Fact Check found the IHME to be highly pro-science. Based on that report I should believe them.

But, it could all be an illusion.

You know what?

It can be real or an illusion, just pass me my medium-done steak. That’s real.

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It can be real or an illusion, just pass me my medium-done steak. That’s real.

Here Here! I'll take mine rare though!

Same here.... no Illusion, Rare it is.

hehe agreed 💯

My spouse used to eat his rare ... barely off the hoof.

Do not eat red meat.... but I still eat it and not in excess. Whether it´s an illusion or not, the best is to consume moderately and not in excess.
I popped in through Dreemport.

I beleive that's the answer to almost ALL eating: In Moderation. Eat a little bit of everything. Eat in moderation

they can say don't eat it all they want.. I still will lol

It can be real or an illusion, just pass me my medium-done steak. That’s real.

I will take the welldone, please. Can you pass the mushroom sauce as well, to cover up some of those illusions? : )

I love mushrooms and also onions accompany steak but never had mushroom sauce on steak.

I got lost in the rabbit hole of MediaBias checking. no surprises, tho.

now was the rabbit hole real or an illusion? :)

It's the last line for me. Everything could be an illusion, but eating the steak is a reality. 🤣🤣🤣

Some experiment aren't subjected to vigorous studies, they are lopsided and brash.

No theory should be accepted without counterbalancing facts.

Ma'am, this is sound.

Yeah there are lots of grifters around more interested in building followers. I had a suspicion the last line would get the most response LOL

I like a steak now and then.

with the price of beef these days... it is a now and again thing.

That's true!

They usually trot out studies that make claims a range of claims about how eating meat can result in death from a range of health issues.

Almost everything we consume can lead to one health issue or the other. We try our best to be on the safe side. I do eat red meat, am not even sure I can stop.

It can be real or an illusion, just pass me my medium-done steak. That’s real.

😂😂, you got that right. Great use of the prompt illusion. I have to participate in the dreem-wotw prompt next month, I got inspired

will be great to see you jump in and take part in the challenge. Have you signed up for DreemPort.com ?

Yes, I have. I popped in from dreemport

I'm with you on this one, Shadows. Love a bit of medium steak with onions and mushrooms. Yum! Illusion or no, it always makes me feel good.

I love onions and mushrooms ... they are never an illusion... but the studies.. well they could be :)