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Debunking The Link Between Red Meat & Type 2 Diabetes (Avoid This Food Instead) | Dr. Mark Hyman

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Recently, a study made headlines linking red meat consumption to an increased risk for type 2 diabetes. It’s no secret that navigating the realm of nutrition has become a challenge for the general public.

That’s why, on today’s Health Bites episode, we’re diving deep into the findings from this study, “Red meat intake and risk of type 2 diabetes in a prospective cohort study of United States females and males,” published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. I unpack the study’s design flaws, inaccuracies, and where the researchers got it straight up wrong.

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In this episode, I discuss (audio version / Apple Subscriber version):
What we can and cannot learn from observational research (3:42 / 1:56)
“Red meat intake and risk of type 2 diabetes in a prospective cohort study of United States females and males” study design and findings (9:01 / 7:15)
Issues with the study design and why it does not prove that red meat causes type 2 diabetes (20:01 / 16:23)
What have other studies found? (39:20 / 35:42)
The root cause of type 2 diabetes (44:02 / 40:24)
Strategies to address type 2 diabetes (44:29 / 40:51)

Dave McKinnon

  • @user-zs1fr7im6l says:


    • @catherinekennedy7579 says:

      Thank you very much for you help understanding all these confusing issues. Truth is its sugars starches and all processed foods is much more the culprit for diabetes.

  • @Californiansurfer says:

    ❤❤ It’s been three years since I read Robert Lustig book and remember visiting Mexico which my Dad past and saw family. They were all drinking Coca Cola and everyone was dying.. then reading Robert lustig book and how sugar kills. I eliminated all sugar for two years and I lost 80 lbs and have much more energy and no headaches. Wow, great work. Yes, I eat meat also but what was killing me and family in mexico is sugar.. Thank you.

  • @freedomforever1962 says:

    Absolute Truth ☺️👍🏼 Change your diet and change your life. 🙌🏼☺️🥩🥓🍗🍔🤗

  • @peoples00 says:

    Thank You Dr Mark Hyman. You are awesome, and the information you give is so real. Keep helping people to live longer and giving them the necessary tools to take care of the mind, body and soul and God has Blessings for you! Again Thanks Doc.

  • @enonknives5449 says:

    When faced with conflicting conclusions about health (or anything else), it is safest to assume that the government is lying.

    • @mirozynd4504 says:

      Saying that the government is lying is a metaphor to convey the problem that the political system is flooded with corporate influence and lobbying efforts to promote their specific financial interests.
      It is the food, pharmacological, hospital corporations which are promoting confusion about health instead of seeking the truth to protect their respective industries’ revenues.
      Do you think that the goal of the above mentioned corporations is the healthy population ?
      Only for the example’s sake, Big Harma (aka Pharmacological Corporations) has been trying to hide the strong health benefits of vitamin D for decades since its massive supplementation would result in their loss of sales (of expensive drugs )to sick patients etc.

  • @frobinson720 says:

    Is it possible that red meat hampers pancreatic processes? Also, have you had any experience wit African American patients specifically?

  • @jovoorheescollinsmphbsnbch6245 says:

    I read that study and its a total BS study. It is so flawed, I really don’t understand how it was even able to pass peer review. Were the reviewers asleep or medicated?!?!! As soon as I saw that study come out I questioned it. When I reviewed the study itself, as I have been trained to do because I am a public health researcher myself, I saw many MANY omissions and confounding factors. Meanwhile, I then saw a ton of diabetes patients begin freaking out that they had to stop eating red meat. The study is irresponsible to say the least. Thank you for clarifying for the public of folks who are actually paying attention!

  • @jovoorheescollinsmphbsnbch6245 says:

    Seriously, Institutional Review Boards are gonna have to start screening study authors for biases before allowing these studies to continue and they are going to have to take a closer look at the study design and methods/tools to be used. If I was on a review board, and they said they were going to use the questionnaire that they did, I would have rejected it 💯💯💯💯

  • @theeggtimertictic1136 says:

    I was in Zambia in 1997 and coca cola was in every little corner shop for dirt cheap. Coca Cola is a deplorable company.

  • @ash9x9 says:

    HOMA IR(insulin resistant) test is the gold std. for D2. Not many know of it tho

  • @abhijitborah3005 says:

    You unnecessarily laugh too much while talking

  • @sscott504 says:

    The only reason I don’t eat red meat much is because it takes too long to digest

  • @SUELUE55 says:

    Can someone speak about type 1 !!!!!!! We all know about type 2!!! Please!

  • @southern842 says:

    If the theory insulin can’t get glucose into the cells due to saturated fat gumming up the cell then yes red meat can lead to diabetes. If the other theory is correct that cells are over inundated by eating too much sugar leading to the cell to turn off not allowing insulin to get glucose into the cell then no red meat wouldn’t cause diabetis. The problem is no one knows fully the cause and both these theories could cause diabetes.

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