November 9, 2011 Cooked meat delivers more energy than raw meat, which may have given our human ancestors a big evolutionary advantage. It may also explain why today's humans have a hard time keeping off the pounds, according to researchers at Harvard University.
August 10, 2011 In a study, diabetes risk doubled for people who ate a lot of processed meats, such as hot dogs, deli meat and bacon, which tend to be high in salt and nitrites. Those meat preservatives have been shown to play a role in increasing insulin resistance.
July 22, 2011 About 30 percent of poultry, 15 percent of beef, and 90 percent of pork are injected with some kind of liquid enhancement before sale, USDA says, and it's usually something high in sodium. Yet consumers are often unaware that a solution has been added.
December 1, 2010 You may have tried venison. I've even tried kangaroo. But Hank Shaw has a question for you adventurous meat-eaters: What about bear? As recently as 1957, they used to be hunted and eaten. Or are they somehow different to you, and why?