Doctor's Note

Be sure to check out Nation’s Diet in Crisis, and all my other videos on dietary guidelines

For more context, also check out my associated blog posts: Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board accused of making illegally deceptive claimsPlant-Based Diets for Rheumatoid Arthritis; and Uric Acid From Meat and Sugar.

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  • Michael Greger M.D.

    Please feel free to post any ask-the-doctor type questions here in the comments section and I’d be happy to try to answer them. Be sure to check out Nation’s Diet in Crisis and all the videos on dietary guidelines. And don’t forget, there are 1,449 subjects covered in my other videos–please feel free to explore them!

  • Wrigley’s comments had me in stitches. Great catch!

  • ks391262

    I find this one pretty unbelievable, by Emeritus Professor of Animal and Food Science at Penn State. He says:

    “Efficient use of resources is one of the most important factors contributing to sustainability, and
    U.S. cattle farmers and ranchers represent a model that uses fewer natural resources to produce a
    more affordable and abundant food supply for a growing planet…Additionally, all beef cattle raised in the United States spend the majority of their lives grazing on
    pasture, and no other major animal protein can match cattle’s unique ability to convert wild grasses
    and other plants into nutrient‐dense food.”

    • DrDons

      You would think that an emeritus professor would have more time to keep up with the literature and explore other areas that s/he is not familiar with. Unfortunately old beliefs die hard and “confirmatory bias” is a powerful influence.

  • ks391262

    From the National Chicken Council:

    “NCC also recommends a re-examination of the call for “plant-based diets”. As defined and modeled in the DGAC Report, the definition does not exclude animal products such as poultry, red meat, milk, and eggs. However, to the casual consumer with limited time to devote to understanding the science of “plant-based diets,” the phrase may create the impression that the federal government is telling him or her to be a vegetarian and not eat animal protein.”

  • hcdr

    wow… really unbelievable!

  • Michael Greger M.D.

    For some context, please check out my associated blog post Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board Accused of Making Illegally Deceptive Claims!

  • rome

    The meat industry has started supplementing cattle feed with methionine to increase quick growing lean meat also same with chicken.

  • Susan

    Ever wonder why pets are getting the same cancers that people get?

    That is the reason corporations continue to lie about the crap they make for us to buy. I guess it’s time to return to the farm in a country not contaminated with herbicides and GMO’s to grow our own food and feed our own animals.

    Is there such a place?

    We cannot trust either government or corporations. We can only trust our own common sense.