The hamburger is on America’s Most Wanted List.
That’s the message spreading faster than Bieber fever after a study published by the Harvard School of Public Health linked red meat to higher rates of mortality.
The lead author of the study, An Pan, was quoted as saying, “Our study adds more evidence to the health risks of eating high amounts of red meat, which has been associated with type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, stroke, and certain cancers in other studies.”
On the surface, the evidence seems overwhelming. The study tested more than 37,000 men and 83,000 women, and found that meat was linked with increases in cardiovascular mortality and cancer mortality.
But before you cancel your crusade to find the world’s best burger or put your local butcher out of work, you might want to keep reading.