I arrived throughout this week’s paper since the authors had referenced one particular of my PhD papers and so I gained a notification from Investigation Gate of this actuality. The unique PhD paper referenced has been cited 231 situations (Ref 1). A quotation does not necessarily mean settlement with your paper and so a quotation does not immediately make a single truly feel positive in direction of the paper citing it. Nevertheless, I did delight in this paper. It was novel and it manufactured a refreshing transform from the epidemiology association publication factory. It was also despatched to me by several other persons and so it turned a ‘must’ for a Monday note.
The paper was termed “Overall Meat Ingestion is Associated with Everyday living Expectancy: A Cross-Sectional Knowledge Assessment of 175 Modern Populations” and it was penned by You et al (Ref 2). The novelty was apparent from the 1st sentence of the summary “The affiliation involving a plant-centered diet (vegetarianism) and extended daily life span is progressively criticised considering that it may be based on the lack of agent information and insufficient elimination of confounders these kinds of as existence.” This was not heading to be the usual individual-wellness partnership paper. The goal of this investigate was to study the affiliation amongst meat consumption and daily life expectancy at a population amount. This continue to establishes association, not causation, but it can (if accomplished nicely) conquer (at minimum to an extent) the healthier particular person confounder.
We ought to be aware that scarcely a few months ago, we examined a paper declaring that chopping meat (and dairy) would raise everyday living expectancy (Ref 3). The You et al paper concluded the opposite – that meat consumption is positively affiliated with everyday living expectancy – increased meat intake is related with living longer. Let us get a glance.