Monday, November 5, 2012

Worthless "Science"

FRIDAY, Nov. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Investigators have found preliminary evidence that eating red meat and poultry seems to boost the risk of breast cancer in white women -- but not black women.
"Most breast cancer studies have been conducted in [white] women," senior study author Dr. Elisa Bandera, an epidemiologist at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey, said in an institute news release.
So while previous research into the association between meat consumption and breast cancer has only looked at white women, Bandera noted, "our study provides new information on the role consumption of animal foods play on breast cancer development in women of European and African ancestry."
Question #1:  Who provided the grant (if there was one) to do the research?  Without that information, it is hard to objectively accept the "results."  For all we know this study was funded by chickens and cows.  I wouldn't blame them.  Or it could be another indirect vegan effort disguised as science.  But, it doesn't even matter.  And, here's why:
Although the study found an association between meat consumption and breast cancer risk in certain women, it did not prove a cause-and-effect relationship.


 In other words, it's totally worthless.  In fact, consider that it might not be the meat causing cancer, but the spices and condiments applied.  Or, perhaps, since there is a disconnect on the theory between whites and blacks, that it might be a totally different product or exposure in their lives that has nothing even to do with food consumption.  This study appears absolutely worthless, unless its purpose was to make the public (white public) wary of eating meat.  Now who would want to do such a thing?

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