More Antibiotics in White Meat or Dark Meat?

More Antibiotics in White Meat or Dark Meat?
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Concentrations of antibiotic residues vary between different edible muscle tissues in poultry.

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Concentrations of antibiotic residues vary between different edible muscle tissues in poultry. In which muscles do antibiotic residues concentrate the most? White meat? Dark meat? Or, both the same? And the answer is: white meat.

Significantly more antibiotic residues in breast meat, compared to thigh. Those were the only two tested, though.

“Even though the present study found greater residue concentrations in breast versus thigh muscle tissues, the possibility also exists that other edible muscle tissues ([like] legs or wings) could have even higher levels.”

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Below is an approximation of this video’s audio content. To see any graphs, charts, graphics, images, and quotes to which Dr. Greger may be referring, watch the above video.

Concentrations of antibiotic residues vary between different edible muscle tissues in poultry. In which muscles do antibiotic residues concentrate the most? White meat? Dark meat? Or, both the same? And the answer is: white meat.

Significantly more antibiotic residues in breast meat, compared to thigh. Those were the only two tested, though.

“Even though the present study found greater residue concentrations in breast versus thigh muscle tissues, the possibility also exists that other edible muscle tissues ([like] legs or wings) could have even higher levels.”

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Images thanks to snowpea&bokchoi and Krista via flickr

Nota del Doctor

How long does it take to reduce one’s body load of antibiotics from meat? Just days! See Lowering Dietary Antibiotic Intake. Our exposure to drugs given to chickens and turkeys may be one reason that poultry consumption has been associated with significantly higher lymphoma and leukemia risk; see EPIC Findings on Lymphoma and Chicken Dioxins, Viruses, or Antibiotics? A Carcinogenic Retrovirus Found in Eggs (and poultry) may also be playing a role.

For further context, check out my associated blog posts: How To Reduce Dietary Antibiotic Intake and Probiotics and Diarrhea.

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