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Unveiling the Realities of Red Meat: Health and Environmental Perspectives

August 28, 2023 @ 6:00 PM 7:30 PM UTC-8

Is red meat an essential component of a healthy diet or something to be avoided at all costs? The consumption of red meat has dual impacts. Health-wise, excessive intake is associated with increased risks of heart disease, cancer, and other chronic conditions due to its high saturated fat and cholesterol content. Environmentally, red meat production contributes significantly to greenhouse gas emissions, deforestation, and water usage. Our presentation this month delves into the science behind red meat’s impact on our health and explores concerns about red meat’s impact on our environment. Join us for a lively discussion about the health and environmental impact of what we put on our plates.

This month’s speaker:

Michael Martin, MD, MPH, MBA

Dr. Martin is an Associate Clinical Professor in UCSF’s Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics. His medical research has focused on preventive medicine issues such as the relationship of cholesterol levels to heart disease, the effects of passive smoking on heart disease, the cost of firearm injuries, sunlight’s aging effects on the skin, and the excessive use of antibiotics in animal agriculture.
Dr. Martin completed his medical training at the University of Chicago, his Internal Medicine Residency at Yale, and his Clinical Epidemiology Fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He also received both an MBA and MPH from the University of California, Berkeley.

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