Red meat & Type 2 Diabetes

October 2023 article by Dr. Zoë Harcombe Ph.D.

Dr. Zoë Harcombe’s retort to a recent study villainizing red meat consumption. The epidemiological paper was fraught with the typical broken science pitfalls; data manipulation, correlation vs. causation confusion, relative risk presented without absolute risk, and more.

“I lost count of the number of emails I received asking me to look at this week’s topic. On October 19th, 2023, there were headlines across the pond claiming, ‘Eating red meat twice a week may increase type 2 diabetes risk, study finds’.

“This makes no sense. Diabetes is essentially the inability to handle glucose. Meat contains no glucose.”