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Response to Farmer-Rick (Reply #72)

Mon Jan 6, 2020, 11:11 AM

73. You are unaware of reality. Or of what the links say.

The average American has been getting fatter and fatter, but that is from a high meat diet. The links say "eat less meat than the average American".

Trends in meat consumption in the United States

OBJECTIVE
To characterize the trends, distribution, potential determinants, and public health implications of meat consumption within the United States.

DESIGN
We examined temporal trends in meat consumption using food availability data from the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA); and further evaluated meat intake by type (red, white, processed) in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (NHANES) linked to the MyPyramid Equivalents Database (MPED).

RESULTS
Overall meat consumption has continued to rise in the U.S., European Union, and developed world. Despite a shift toward higher poultry consumption, red meat still represents the largest proportion of meat consumed in the U.S (58%). Twenty-two percent of the meat consumed in the U.S. is processed. According to NHANES 20032004, total meat intake averaged 128 g/day. The type and quantities of meat reported varied by education, race, age, and gender.

CONCLUSIONS
Given the plausible epidemiologic evidence for red and processed meat intake in cancer and chronic disease risk, understanding the trends and determinants of meat consumption in the U.S., where meat is consumed at more than three times the global average, should be particularly pertinent to researchers and other public health professionals aiming to reduce the global burden of chronic disease.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3045642/

And, yet again, the point is that high meat diets produce a lot of greenhouse gases. The science on that is unambiguous and extensive:

https://www.scientificamerican.com/slideshow/the-greenhouse-hamburger/
https://www.pnas.org/content/pnas/111/33/11996.full.pdf
https://www.ewg.org/meateatersguide/a-meat-eaters-guide-to-climate-change-health-what-you-eat-matters/climate-and-environmental-impacts/
https://phys.org/news/2019-04-greenhouse-gases-demand-meat.html
https://www.ceu.ox.ac.uk/publications/470132

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