flying pigJust when you were getting on board with a plant-based diet comes a new, supposedly more rigorous analysis by 14 researchers, saying it’s fine (nutritionally) to eat red meat, even processed meats like bacon. The new analysis argued that previous studies were either biased by veggie-lovin’ diehards and food industry shills or simply weren’t rigorous enough.

But wait… what’s this?! Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the deli, it turns out the lead author of the new analysis had previous ties to the meat and food industry.

This type of shenanigans is why I refrain from engaging in nutritional advice. We really understand little about the health effects of specific foods and nutrients.