“Vegans 43% more likely to suffer broken bones than meat eaters, Oxford study finds” – so sick of cherry-picking evidence by the media
My father-in-law sent this to me today because several UK media have published articles on this recently.
What they don't tell you is that the EXACT SAME author, Dr. Tammy Tong from Oxford, from the same project (EPIC), has also published the following finding:
"In multi-variable adjusted (including body mass index (BMI)) Cox regression models corrected for multiple testing, a higher consumption of red and processed meat combined was associated with higher risks of ischaemic heart disease (HR per 70 g/day higher intake 1.14, 95% CI 1.06-1.22), pneumonia (1.28,1.15-1.41), diverticular disease (1.18,1.10-1.26), colon polyps (1.09,1.04-1.13), and diabetes (1.29,1.19-1.40), and a lower risk of iron deficiency anaemia (IDA), driven by a higher consumption of red meat (HR per 50g/day higher intake 0.77,0.69-0.86). Higher poultry meat intake was associated with higher risks of gastrooesophageal reflux disease (HR per 30g/day higher intake 1.14, 1.06-1.23), gastritis and duodenitis (1.10,1.04-1.16), diverticular disease (1.09,1.04-1.16), and diabetes (1.13,1.06- 1.20), and a lower risk of IDA (0.80,0.73-0.87)."
I am CERTAIN that broken bones kill less people each year than heart disease, penumonia, and diabetes. But why does the media always have to target VeGAnS smh