The American Meat Institute

Unsurprisingly, thinks bacon KICKS ASS:

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“To lower risk of heart attacks and diabetes, people should consider
which types of meats they are eating,” said Renata Micha of theHarvard School of Public Health, whose study appears in the journal Circulation.

“Processed meats such as bacon, salami, sausages, hot dogs and
processed deli meats may be the most important to avoid,” Micha said in
a statement.

Based on her findings, she said people who eat one serving per week or less of processed meats have less of a risk.

TheAmerican Meat Institute objected to the findings, saying it was only one study and that it stands in contrast to other studies and the U.S.Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

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10 thoughts on “The American Meat Institute

  1. Adrastos says:

    Uh oh, looks like I’m with the meatheads on this one. I don’t want to contemplate life without bacon and sausage. I am a bad, bad boy.

  2. Athenae says:

    Dude, summer sausage is like a main food group. Summer sausage, some cheese, apples and bread, and I’m a happy girl.
    A.

  3. pansypoo says:

    butbutbut bacon. i do not touch hotdogs. except once a year maybe. butcher made brats. tho, i have had a craving for ring bologna.

  4. Jude says:

    “American Meat Institute” sounds like a company that makes all-dude porno.

  5. Lex says:

    Bacon. And Polska Kielbasa (the real deal, not that turkey stuff). My son has been nomnomnomming on kielbasa since he was 3. LOVES the stuff. Guess he’ll just have to exercise more.

  6. MapleStreet says:

    I love bacon.
    But even at that, it is rather disingenuous to say that the “Dietary Guidelines for Americans” call for eating processed meat.
    They call for eating servings of protein – which most people take it to mean meat. I defy them to show me where the guidelines give a minimum daily intake of processed meat.
    For that matter, I’d guess there are vegans on the list who will gladly provide some non-animal protein suggestions.

  7. pansypoo says:

    my cousin switched to the caveman diet due to prediabetic. got this cheap sugar meter. hunter gathers didn’t have access to to cookies tho.

  8. The Crapture says:

    According to at least two major religions i am going to hell on account of the fact that i pretty much regard bacon as a sacrament

  9. MapleStreet says:

    Thinking about the claim that not eating more processed meat is against the US dietary guidelines, According to the guidelines, someone on a 3,000 calorie a day diet should have 4 ounces of meat or cheese.
    Most Americans eat much more meat than the guidelines suggest. So eating less processed meat is entirely consistent with the guidelines.

  10. Aaaargh says:

    Summer sausage, bacon, turkey franks. I’m siding with the American Meat Institute on this one. Living without them ain’t worth living.

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