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Meat consumption and mortality

An article entitled “Meat consumption and mortality – results from the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer [EPIC] and Nutrition” was published on 7 March 2013 in the BMC Medicine Journal. The full PDF is available here. The article led to the usual sensational headlines across the world – the BBC;

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Red meat & mortality & the usual bad science – Part 2

I blogged on March 12 2012 about this press release about an article in the  Articles of Internal Medicine published on the same day. The article now appears to be unavailable on free view. On March 20, I emailed the author listed for personal correspondence (frank.hu@channing.harvard.edu) with the following query:

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Red meat & mortality & the usual bad science

The media lit up on the evening of Monday March 12th as a press release was issued about an article in the Archives of Internal Medicine published that day. The BBC were among the first to pick up the story and the story was featured extensively on BBC Breakfast TV

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Red meat & diabetes?

There is an article widely reported in the media today (11 August 2011). The original research was published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. You can see the abstract for free and the article then costs $12. I bought the article, so that I can comment on the full

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Red meat & cancer & very bad journalism

I am struggling to think of a diet & health story, which has been reported worse than the one dominating the press this week – and there tends to be at least one in the press every day. The newspapers seem to think that “artery-clogging” is an adjective to precede

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