Pure left wing extremist propaganda. All the studies suggesting red meat and processes meat carries a higher cancer risk than diests that exclude red and processed meat or all meat.
The givaway here is in this passage: “Johnston’s group found 10% to 12% reductions in mortality risk for people eating less meat, Stampfer says, but they “chose to mischaracterize those as small. Those are big!”
For Johnson’s group to have any credibility they should have noted that regardless of dietary choices, humans have a 100% mortality rate.
And then there’s the usual overuse of percentages. When ‘scientists’ start throwing percentages around, always ask, “per — cent of what?”
It it is 10% of an entire population (literally decimating that population,” then it is indeed big, but if it is 10% of 4% as was the case in a health related study (on alcohol consumption if memory serves,) then it is hardly significant.
Other criticisms of these scaremongering studies include the narrow scope of the study. When the criteria are broadened it has been found that increased risk relating to a single factor is slight, but in certain combinations of factors, such as people who eat junk food, booze, smoke and take little exercise, they you get a hockey stick effect.
And we surely all know by now that the hockey stick graph was produced using flawed algorithms and cherry picked data thanks to the recent verdict of a Canadian court.