Conclusions of red-meat
studies are questioned
Re: “Eat less red meat — bad advice?” (Page A2, Oct. 2):
As a practicing registered dietitian at Valley Medical Center and a lecturer at SJSU, it infuriates me that these types of studies continue to create confusion for the public.
In a time of rising health care cost and the epidemic of obesity and nutrition-related diseases, it can be overwhelming to read new research and recommendations daily on what to eat and what not to eat, much of it conflicting.
Many of these studies have flaws and biases that most people do not know how to interpret. It is not a coincidence that most major leading authorities suggest limiting red meat. They are based on observational studies that give us much clearer answers than convoluted studies like the one just released.
Bottom line, if you must eat red meat treat it like a garnish surrounded by plant-based foods. Better yet, avoid it altogether.
Letter: Conclusions of red-meat studies are questioned