- Do you like eating red meat?
- Do you think it is healthy to eat processed foods?
- unsure /uhn-SHOOR/
- extent /ik-STENT/
- evidence /EV-i-duhns/
- determine /dih-TUR-min/
- credible /KRED-uh-buhl/
[adjective] not certain or having doubts
I’m unsure if my answers for this examination are correct.
[noun] the degree to which something happens or is likely to happen
I was amazed at the extent of his knowledge.
[noun] anything that helps to prove that something is or not true
The detective scanned every bit of evidence.
[verb] to discover the facts or truth about something
Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the fire.
[adjective] able to be believed or trust
We’ve received credible information about the group’s location
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.
- In the article, what did previous studies say about eating red meat?
- What did the researchers say about the risks of getting a disease?
- What other factors mentioned are also suspected risks of getting a disease?
- What are the continents where researchers checked the average of two to four meals of meat consumed?
- How does the evidence of eating less meat become uncertain?
- What are your thoughts on this article?
- Do you agree that the risks of getting a disease from eating red meat are uncertain? Why or why not?
- Do people need to refrain from eating meat? Why or why not?
- What kind of meat do you prefer to eat? Please explain.
- How will you keep a healthy lifestyle through food consumption? Explain your answer.