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Jacob Adkison, MSN, DNP & Charity Keplinger, DHSc, MPAS, PA-C


Objective: To evaluate the strength of evidence of the studies used to formulate the new dietary guideline recommendations published by the “Annals of Medicine” that encourage continuation of red meat consumption which contradicts existing guidelines.

Methods: The studies used to formulate the dietary guidelines were analyzed for their quality of evidence and compared to established existing evidence that associates meat consumption with negatives health outcomes

Results: Upon further evaluation, many biases and limitations to these studies exist and the quality of the evidence is low

Conclusion: The new dietary guidelines published by the “Annals of Internal Medicine” regarding continuing meat consumption is based on low quality of evidence and should not change current recommendations to limit intake of red meat.