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Is eating beef healthy? The new fight raging in nutrition science, explained.

“A group of 14 researchers just set off a firestorm with a new series of studies that upends years of nutrition advice about meat. Their five systematic reviews, published Monday in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine, suggest there’s no health reason to eat less red meat — not even the bacon and salami we’ve been told for years to cut back on. … But what’s really interesting about this new series is the argument that previously published guidelines have been, well, bad science.”