House Call

Peter N. Landless

a board-certified nuclear cardiologist, is director of the Health Ministries department of the General Conference.

Red Meat: Is It Dangerous to Eat?

I have recently read about the dangers of eating processed red meat. Is it dangerous to eat unprocessed red meat? Is our church extreme in recommending a vegetarian diet?

There have indeed been recent reports on the dangers of eating processed red meat that received wide media coverage.

Scientists from 10 different countries met at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in France, October 2015, specifically to evaluate the role of processed red meat, and red meat itself in the causation of cancer in humans.1 They analyzed about 800 epidemiological studies on the association of cancer with …

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