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New Meat Mythcrusher Examines Relationship Between Red Meat Consumption and Obesity; Updated Mythcrusher Brochure Released

Friday, October 16, 2015

(North American Meat Institute)

The Meat Institute and the American Meat Science Association (AMSA) released the latest Meat MythCrusher video examining the link between red meat consumption and obesity. The video features Dr. Eric Berg, professor and associate head of animal sciences at North Dakota State University, who explains that while obesity rates have doubled since the first Dietary Guidelines for Americans were released in 1977, red meat consumption has decreased over that same time frame. Berg also details his own research regarding the relationship between amino acid consumption and obesity, and has found that incomplete amino acid intake from diets that do not include complete proteins, such as meat, is more likely to increase fat deposits throughout the body.

NAMI and AMSA also are debuting an updated printed Meat Mythcrusher brochure, which includes more than 40 meat myths on topics such as animal welfare, antibiotic use, food safety, processing and nutrition. The brochure is available on request by emailing publicaffairs@meatinstitute.org or by downloading from the resources section of www.meatmythcrushers.com.

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