...or so says a study, which appears to have actually tried to account for other influencing factors (unlike this study and countless others... Gizmodo can't resist a bit of the usual hyperbole in the headline, however).

In other meat-news, former New York Times restaurant reviewer (and current op-ed columnist) Frank Bruni has gout. It sounds like he's always eaten tons of meat. Moderation, people!

Also, via Eater.com: The pink slime (EW!) story leads a producer to run a full-page ad in the Wall Street Journal. I'm no advertising executive, but they might have wanted to lead with something other than this in large-point type:

"After what I personally experienced watching my son suffer and die, I am very skeptical and cynical about for-profit meat companies and their professed commitment to food safety..."