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Were you excited when you heard that beef actually may not be so bad for you? Many of us were. Then we looked below the headlines to learn the facts.

Neal D. Barnard, MD, FACC, is a physician, clinical researcher, author, adjunct associate professor of medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, and president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. He is recognized as one of the world’s leading experts in veganism and natural medicine and is a strong supporter of a vegan, dairy-free lifestyle.

In this edition of the Bottom Line Advocator podcast, we asked Dr. Barnard to respond to the recent study published in Annals of Internal Medicine that claimed red meat caused fewer health problems than previously believed. Listen in as Bottom Line President Sarah Hiner and Dr. Barnard look beneath the headlines and discuss the study.

Other topics explored…

  • Dr. Barnard and Sarah analyze and discuss the study (1:40 – 6:35)
  • Why the study is controversial (6:37 – 8:08)
  • Understanding the research, researcher and the study as a whole (8:10 – 10:22)
  • How can the general public can look beneath the headlines in this study and future headlines (10:22 – 12:17)
  • Grass-fed vs. regular beef…how to transition to meatless meals  (12:34 – 15:10)
  • Dr. Barnard on chicken (15:15 – 16:22)
  • Dr. Barnard’s parting thoughts and advice on food studies (16:55 – 19:17)

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