A study supervised by experts from seven countries that eating red meat and processed meat has nothing to do with cancer and diseases, thereby disregarding various other studies that have linked some diseases to eating red meat or overeating.
The Committee of Experts confirmed that the consumer does not need to reduce its current consumption of products such as pork, beef, sausages and other bacon steaks. These recommendations, which were published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine, were presented by Nutri Rex, which includes Experts to provide trustworthy food guidelines.
The new study builds its guidance by reviewing previous research on how eating red meat and processed meats poses a risk of disease. Researchers from Canada, Spain and Poland said the evidence from previous studies was weak and could not build warnings between red meat consumption and the risk of heart disease, diabetes or cancer.
Citizens in North America and Western Europe eat between two to four servings of red meat and processed meats a week, the researchers suggest, and adults have suggested that they continue to eat at the current level, unless they feel compelled to change or modify it.
Based on this study, a panel of doctors for "responsible medicine" submitted a petition to the Federal Trade Commission to correct what it called the "false data" reported in previous reports that described eating red meat as "a great harm to public health." According to the group of 12,000 doctors, people who eat large amounts of red meat will be healthy and do not need to change their habits.
"Modest cuts in meat intake lead to uncertain benefits," Dr. Neil Barnard, chairman of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, wrote in a letter to the editor of the Annals of Internal Medicine. The letter was signed by members of several well-known medical associations, including Harvard School of Public Health.
In 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, part of the World Health Organization, classified red meat and processed meat as potentially cancerous to humans.
But Bradley C. Johnston, a co-author of the recommendations and co-founder of Nutri Rex, said dietary guidelines did not take into account people's preferences, while the new recommendations refused to change their eating habits.
It is worth mentioning that there are conflicting views on the issue of encouraging eating red meat or not, there are those who believe that reducing meat consumption may reduce health risks, but it may also affect the quality of life, as some doctors confirmed that 5,000 people develop bowel cancer every year in the Kingdom Result of eating processed meats.