LIVE NOW: Senate impeachment trial of President Trump

Where’s The Beef? New Study Finds Red Meat Not Bad

LENOX TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- For years, doctors, scientists, and dieticians have told us: eat less red meat; it is much better for your health.

Now comes a major study and new findings from international researchers who say there is no significant evidence to support that.

"I don't have a problem with that. That's a good study!" laughed Ralph Kirsch of Jackson Township.

At Bingham's Restaurant in Susquehanna County, diners and workers alike seemed happy with the news.

"It all depends on your makeup if it affects you or not. I was raised on a farm. I had red meat all the time and I seem to be pretty healthy. At least, I think I am," laughed Barbara Komar of Thompson.

Researchers found that if there are benefits to cutting back on meat, they are insignificant and they said there is little evidence red meat is linked to cancer, heart disease, or diabetes.

The study's findings are being published in the journal The Annals of Internal Medicine.

Waitresses at Bingham's said customers eat a lot of meat.

"Oh, all the time, bacon, ham, all the time. Turkey clubs, ham clubs, roast beef clubs, a lot of cold meat," said Mary Tarbox of Susquehanna.

There has been a backlash to this study.

Some scientists call it controversial and assert the findings are seriously flawed.

"I don't think it makes sense to me. I think it's, a balanced diet is probably better, but I know a lot of people on keto and it's working for them," said Melissa Heller of Brooklyn Township.

Researchers said it is still important for people to eat healthy and balanced diets to prevent chronic diseases.


  • nowiseenitall

    If there is a issue with eating red meat or any other meat is not the meat itself. The issues are livestock being chemically engineered for rapid growth. I’m a dairy farmer but I also raise a few beefers, chickens and hogs for family meals. None of my livestock are chemically engineered . It tastes far better then any store bought meat,poultry, eggs,or dairy. I also want to point out nobody in my family have any serious health issues.

  • Matt Berns

    All in moderation. Too much of anything is toxic. The article should give a better idea of the portion, rare/well done and cuts of meat. Eat a fillet mignon once a week. I’d like to do that. Iron content in red meat is worse for men. For the most part the fat is ok. Chicken and duck are the better alternatives.

  • Lisa Marshinski

    If this won’t kill you, something else will, according to Somebody. Everything in moderation I hear is just fine.

  • Mark Covert

    This is a terrible study, and it is very irresponsible for WNEP to grab that attention-getting headline and run with it. The reality is that, even if we ignore the strong correlation between poorer health outcomes in people with red-meat heavy diets, red meat is TERRIBLE for the environment/ climate. This study also ignores questions about humane treatment of animals harvested for meat.

  • Mopar Driver (@RustyMopars)

    Vaping is a healthy alternative , Pot is beneficial, egg yolk is bad , Pork is unclean animal , Yes you have been lied to because your dumb enough to believe it . Oh yes support the Democratic party because they are not thieves nor is there an issue of Joe Biden threatening to use his office to withhold govt. money until they stop investigating his sons illicit activities. That was Trump -Yeah well!

  • Rob

    I don’t recall ever hearing red meat is bad. My 93 year old grandmother eats red meat, rare steak, all the time.

Comments are closed.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.