Overstated news promo of the week: Killer Hamburger!

While watching the usually solid New England Cable News last night, we took note of the promos for the Harvard School of Public Health study on the correlation between red meat consumption: “A serious new warning about the possible dangers of red meat.”

The report itself is a little more understated, but still…Walter Willett had been cranking out studies for year that show the less red meat the better.

Click here for the NECN  story.

Or better yet, click here for the much more reasonable Globe story.

Americans’ high consumption of red meat has long been linked to a host of health problems, including heart disease, diabetes, and cancer, and new research from the Harvard School of Public Health suggests that it may shorten a person’s lifespan and that cutting back on red meat by a serving a day could lower the risk of dying.


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