Hey, you. Yes, you with that loaded bacon cheeseburger. Cease shoving it into your mouth and pay attention for a few minutes. Even though you may not want to hear this, science says that meat is pretty bad for you, and really, the medical outcomes of 1.5 million people can't be wrong.
Is this horribly depressing? Sure, some of your fondest memories and web-browsing experiences involve meat. But isn't it more depressing to keep your head buried in the sand? Yeah, probably, that's a strategy figuratively used by children and literally used by ostriches to deal with their problems. And ostriches make some pretty tasty burgers. Chili, too.
This is going to be difficult.
You're joking, right? Please tell me this isn't true.
Docs from the world-renowned Mayo Clinic decided to embark on a huge research study -- attractively titled "Is Meat Killing Us?" -- to see how those burgers, steaks, and buckets of fried chicken everyone loves affect people's overall health. For carnivores, the results are pretty depressing.