Previous studies have declared that eating red meat may build cancer risks and heart diseases. But for most people, are the risks enough to give up red meat?

A group of foreign researchers says no. They said that the risks of getting a disease were unsure. Thus, reducing red meat consumption is not worth it for people who love red meat. It is suspected that other factors in food and lifestyle may also be at risk, not just meat.

Many people who understand the extent of the risks would say “Thanks very much, but I’m going to keep eating my meat,” said McMaster University’s co-author Dr. Gordon Guyatt in Canada. Critics say that the results often are not supported by strong evidence, and this is the latest example of how divisive research has become. Defenders argue that studies about nutrients may never be reliable due to the difficulty in weighing the effects of every food.

The researchers worked to determine the possible result of eating less meat; they checked the average of two to four meals of meat consumed in North America and Western Europe. Thus, they found out that the evidence was not credible. It was discovered, for example, that reducing three red meat meals a week would result in seven lesser cancer deaths only per 1,000 people.