It may be the most unexpected dietary finding to come along in years.

Dietary guidelines from groups as diverse as the Department of Agriculture to the World Health Organization urge all of us to eat less red meat — much less.

But the authors of four new studies, published on Wednesday in the Annals of Internal Medicine, report there is no compelling evidence that reducing consumption of red or processed meats will be beneficial to an individual.

A furious backlash is already unfolding. Here are five takeaways from the debate.

 

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