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Health Quotes – 7 June 2008
By Mary T. Hoffman

Here are three quotations about the dangers of eating red meat. Actually, dairy products (milk, cheese, yogurt …) are even worse.

"If you step back and look at the data, the optimum amount of red meat you eat should be zero." – Walter Willett, M.D., of Brigham and Women's Hospital, director of a study that found a close correlation between red meat consumption and colon cancer.

"The thousands of people who have suffered food poisoning after eating beef will, no doubt, appreciate that their beef was aesthetically acceptable, even though it made them ill. 'Lovely to look at, dangerous to eat' is not a standard that is likely to help beef sales." – Carol Tucker Foreman, Assistant Secretary of Agriculture during the Carter administration, commenting on the inadequacy of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Streamlined (Meat) Inspection System (SIS).

"All red meat contains saturated fat. There is no such thing as truly lean meat. Trimming away the edge ring of fat around a steak really does not lower the fat content significantly. People who have red meat (trimmed or untrimmed) as a regular feature of their diets suffer in far greater numbers from heart attacks and strokes." – Michael Klaper, M.D.

Even though these quotations are old, they are just as true today – perhaps even more so. And with animal product consumption increasing dramatically in countries that are copying the west’s eating habits, there is an increase in the diseases brought on by this change in diet.

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