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“Livestock Lead to Better Health in Developing Nations, Rising Consumption Poses Challenge”
“While rising consumption of meat, milk and eggs is one of the factors in epidemics of obesity and heart disease in developed countries, consumption of meat and milk in developing countries is associated with good rather than bad health. In poor countries, where most people subsist on poor starchy diets, the study highlights the fact that modest amounts of these foods improve people's nutrition and health, lower mortality rates, and enhance child development.”
By International Livestock Research Institute, December 11, 2009

“Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Reduce Risk of Colon Cancer”
“Long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, primarily found in fish and seafood, may have a role in colorectal cancer prevention, according to results presented at the American Association for Cancer Research Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research Conference, held Dec. 6-9, 2009, in Houston.”
By American Association for Cancer Research, December 7, 2009

“Raising 'Good' Cholesterol Levels May Benefit Clogged Arteries”
“'Good' cholesterol, or high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, is thought to help remove bad cholesterol from the arteries, and high levels of good cholesterol are associated with lower risk of heart disease.”
By ScienceDaily (via University of Oxford), November 8, 2009

“Low Cholesterol May Shrink Risk For High-Grade Prostate Cancer”
“Men with lower cholesterol are less likely than those with higher levels to develop high-grade prostate cancer -- an aggressive form of the disease with a poorer prognosis, according to results of a Johns Hopkins collaborative study.”
By ScienceDaily (via Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions), November 6, 2009

“Low-Carb Diet Speeds Recovery From Spinal Cord Injury”
“A diet high in fat and low in carbohydrates, known as the "ketogenic" diet, quickens recovery in paralyzed rats after spinal cord injury, according to new research.”
By ScienceDaily (via Society for Neuroscience), October 22, 2009

“Aggie Finds Healthy Fatty Acid in Brisket”
“Brisket — long known as the toughest chunk of meat you can cut off a cow — is good for you…. Aggie graduate student Stacey Turk's master's thesis shows that fat from brisket contains significant amounts of oleic acid, a monounsaturated fatty acid that can promote good cholesterol in people.”
By American Statesman Staff, Cattle Today, May 26, 2008

Beef Plus: The Added Health Benefits of Wagyu Beef (pdf)
By WES ISHMAEL, Western Cowman Magazine, March 2009

Effects of Time on Feed on Beef Nutrient Composition (pdf)
Department of Animal Science, Oklahoma State University

Fat Is Where It’s At
By Janet Paskin, Ode Magazine, June/July 2009

 

Fats You Need - Essential Fatty Acids
By Ben Best

Fatty Acids and Wagyu Beef (pdf)
Department of Animal Science, Washington State University
Dr. Jan R. Busboom, Meat Specialist.

High Cholesterol Levels Drop Naturally In Children On High-fat Anti-seizure Diet, Study Show
ScienceDaily 28 August 2008

“Higher Intake of Meat During Middle Age May Prevent Later Decline In Abilities, Study Finds”
“A new study by Kyoto Women’s University (Japan) has found … a statistically significant decrease in ADL [activities of daily living] impairment was reported for participants that consumed a higher intake of meat.”
Beef Magazine, September 22, 2009

High-glycemic Index Carbohydrates Associated With Risk For Developing Type 2 Diabetes In Women
ScienceDaily 27 November 2007

“High–monounsaturated fatty acid diets lower both plasma cholesterol and triacylglycerol concentrations”
American Society for Clinical Nutrition

How High Carbohydrate Foods Can Raise Risk For Heart Problems
ScienceDaily, 27 June 2009

How Obesity Increases The Risk For Diabetes
Washington DC Insider, April 25, 2008

Invited Review: Role of livestock in human nutrition and health for poverty reduction in developing countries (pdf)
T. F. Randolph, E. Schelling, D. Grace, C. F. Nicholson, J. L. Leroy, D. C. Cole, M. W. Demment, A. Omore, J. Zinsstag, and M. Ruel. J Anim Sci 2007.85:2788-2800. doi: 10.2527/jas.2007-0467 originally published online Oct 2, 2007;

Lard: After Decades of Trying, Its Moment Is Finally Here
By Regina Schrambling, Slate.com, June 2, 2009

A Low-carb Diet May Stunt Prostrate Tumor Growth
ScienceDaily 14 November 2007

Low-carb Diet Reduces Inflammation And Blood Saturated Fat In Metabolic Syndrome (pdf)
ScienceDaily 4 December 2007

Low-carb Diets Prove Better At Controlling Type 2 Diabetes
ScienceDaily 8 January 2009

Low-Carbohydrate-Diet Score and the Risk of Coronary Heart Disease in Women (pdf)
Halton TL, Willet WC, Liu S, Manson JE, Albert CM, Rexrode K, Hu FB. Departments of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health. N Engl J Med 2006;355:1991-2002.
“Low-carbohydrate diets have been advocated for weight loss and to prevent obesity, but the long-term safety of these diets has not been determined.”

A Low-Carbohydrate, Ketogenic Diet to Treat Type 2 Diabetes
William S Yancy Jr, Marjorie Foy, Allison M Chalecki, Mary C Vernon, and Eric C Westman. Nutrition & Metabolism 2005, 2:34 doi:10.1186/1743-7075-2-34.
“The low-carbohydrate, ketogenic diet (LCKD) may be effective for improving glycemia and reducing medications in patients with type 2 diabetes.”

A New Way to Think About Eating
A Review of Michael Pollan’s In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto
By Jason Epstein, The New York Review of Books, March 20, 2008
“The uncomfortable fact is that the entire field of nutritional science rests on a foundation of ignorance and lies about the most basic question of nutrition: What are people eating?”

“'Organic' May Not Mean Healthier: British study finds no better nutrient value than in conventionally produced foods.”
By Amanda Gardner, HealthDay Reporter, July 29, 2009

The role of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) in human health
American Society for Clinical Nutrition

“Scientist Explains Health Advantages of Marbling”
““There's a health benefit to eating well-marbled beef, compared to the lower grading kind,” [Texas A&M meat biologist Stephen] Smith says. More marbling means more oleic acid, which means less of the potentially harmful saturated and trans-fatty acids that have given beef a black eye.”
CattleToday, Archive 2008

20-year Study Finds No Association Between Low-carb Diets And Risk Of Coronary Heart Disease
ScienceDaily 9 November 2006

Very Low-carbohydrate Diets Work For Men And Upper Body Fat
ScienceDaily 15 November 2004

 

“Why Cholesterol May Not Be the Cause Of Heart Disease”
“If you're like most of the patients I see in my practice, you're convinced that cholesterol is the evil that causes heart disease. You may hope that if you monitor your cholesterol levels and avoid the foods that are purported to raise cholesterol, you'll be safe from America's number-one killer. We are all terrified of cholesterol because for years well-meaning doctors, echoed by the media, have emphasized what they long believed is the intimate link between cholesterol and death by heart disease. If only it were so simple!”
By Mark Hyman, MD, HuffingtonPost.com, September 20, 2009