Oh. My. This hit me, big as life, on the top of p.29 of the Monday, 30 March issue of the India Bulletin. (I’m having too much fun with this paper, and I simply do not have enough to do to keep my mind busy.) It’s the lede to “Red Meat Raises Risk of All Kinds of Death” (really? auto accidents? gunshots? poisonous spider bites? getting impaled on big, sharp sticks? kidnapped and killed by Somali pirates? loose clothing caught in the John Deere PTO shaft? hit by meteorites from outer space?), which says the following:
People who eat the most red meat and the most processed meat have the highest overall risk of death from all causes, including heart disease and cancer, U.S. researchers reported on Monday.
Um, isn’t the word “premature” missing here? Or is it true — that people who don’t eat red meat don’t die?