While this conclusion will come as no surprise to those who have been following the science on this subject over the past decade, the headlines it is now generating may sway some people change their diets.
The key quote:
“Processed meat now falls into “group 1,” meaning it ranks as high as tobacco smoking, the most dangerous variants of human papillomavirus (HPV) and asbestos exposure in terms of causing cancer. Red meat lands in “group 2A” with inorganic lead.
Quite interesting to see this yogurt company seeking health credibility by conflating their product with kale, “the king of vegetables.”
Somehow I remain unconvinced.
We’ll see over time the extent to which this pact lives up to its potential, but it strikes me as quite a positive step.
This is my first post here in a year and a half. The reason is that in the interim, I’ve moved from Kansas to Portland, Oregon, to take a position as director of the Master of Science in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine program at the University of Western States. This has been a very satisfying and exceptionally busy period for me.
I look forward to commenting on health news here on a regular basis once again.
Thanks to everyone who has urged me to return to writing on a regular basis. Since we’ve just hired an excellent Associate Director for my program, it looks like I’ll be able to do that.