A bit of prosciutto as part of a well-balanced diet is not going to do you much harm.
Methods of communicating relative risk to the public are often confusing.
There are several ways scientists can explain risks of cancer and other diseases; some are easier to understand than others.
Consumption of chicken has been rising in Africa. This is a short-term solution to improving food insecurity.
Meat has health benefits. And good quality meat could also be the solution to the food insecurity problems that plague two-thirds of households in the developing world.
Eating two slices of bacon every day increases your risk of bowel cancer.
The World Health Organisation has determined that eating processed meat definitely causes cancer, while eating red meat probably does.
Moderate intakes of red meat and alcohol can prevent a cancer diagnosis.
Nearly 40,000 cancers diagnosed in Australia can be prevented if people avoid known risk factors for the disease, according to research published today.
The main thrust of the advisory committee’s report is that diets should be focused on whole foods, not specific nutrients.
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National dietary guidelines have become an easy target for those looking for a scapegoat for bad diets in rich countries. And a BMJ article about draft US guidelines adds further fuel for the fire.